Call it a tiny bit of South Pacific-type intrigue in Rumson.
In the classic musical South Pacific, the character Bloody Mary sings a song about the mysterious island that seems to call to people — Bali Hai.
There's a bit of Bali Hai intrigue for some in Rumson. People who have lived in the area have heard about it for many years. Some have even seen it — 142 Black Point Road.
Tucked away along a stretch of the road that spans from East River Road to the Shrewsbury River, there's a private driveway marked "private community."
There are gates, but they are usually open. And there's a long road with a small wooden bridge barely visible from the Black Point entrance. The road used to be a dirt road; but it is now paved.
It may not lead to Bali Hai, but it does lead to a special island, dubbed Barley Point.
Who lives there and how did this end up being a private community on a Navesink River island? Tell us what you know about it in the comments section below.