We were told at the beginning of the boardwalk-rebuild how the ipe would weather into a gray. This image I took yesterday near Long Beach Blvd. best shows an example of that, as the older (early summer ipe) meets new.
I like the weathering of ipe. While our old boardwalk looked like a uniformed gray/brown, this one has various shades of the gray – a more old fashion Cape Cod-look.