LONG BEACH ISLAND: As a lifelong city boy and confirmed New Yorker, I’d always scoffed at the notion of visiting the Jersey Shore. (After all, I grew up on the south shore of Long Island, near to both Fire Island and Jones Beach.) Plus, you know, it’s Joisey for chrissakes! But when an old college friend and her husband entreated me to spend a weekend at their beach house in Harvey Cedars to see out the end of summer, I buckled. And now I am eating humble pie – and looking forward to multiple invitations to visit next summer. I mean, just look at that water and that sunset; New Jersey: I take it all back!