For every new piece of boardwalk, there was some piece of yellow tape or sawhorse standing in the way, either saying or outright suggesting, "Do Not Cross."
There were many games and rides open, with tanned-skinned people hovering around them, acting as if nothing ever happened before. Then, the very place they stood was unsafe, with spent nails jutting upward from the wood.
But there are plenty of shuttered windows still around, with plywood covering them, looking as though everybody's still getting ready for yet another storm.
Hurricane Sandy, or the great superstorm, blew through here a year ago, and much of what was left as rubble, or twisted, warped pieces of boardwalk planks, are gone.
What was left of the storm - when the tourism season reached its peak - that pulled up the popular boardwalk from its pilings was small. But, at the very least, what was left was symbolic and significant for those who hadn't fully escaped Sandy's wrath.
In the pictures above are a few examples of Sandy's remaining symbols.