Posted at 10:12 am , on January 25, 2015
Cape May’s commercial fishing fleet appears to be in port. Monday into Tuesday could bring gale-force winds and near blizzard conditions.
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Posted at 7:55 am , on November 15, 2013
One of the incredible things about Cape May in Fall is the ability to see both sunrise and sunset from the same spot on the beach.
The Fall colors of sunrise are often the most dramatic.
On Poverty Beach (longer story) people often see me leave before the sun actually rises, because I find the colors before to be the best part.
Posted at 7:22 am , on August 6, 2013
I Knew I might be in trouble when Joy, my Golden Retriever woke me up at 4:15 this morning. I told her to go back to bed once, which bought me 15 more minutes of shut-eye. But then Joy insisted it was time to get up. Monday, the beach walk at Higbee was unusually littered with left-behinds from Sunday. A sign of great weather for picnics, but of the darker side of humanity too. In other words the trash left behind was just too tempting for a wandering pup. Now on Tuesday morning Joy was feeling the ill effects of her foraging.
Off we go to the Delaware avenue side of Cape May Harbor. Parking by Coast Guard housing provides a combination of sidewalk and grass surfaces, making dog walking quite pleasant. With the exception of the eerie cry of the harbor dredge pump, the walk was serene as always. A side benefit of earlier than usual dog walk was being able to notice that a great sunrise was imminent. Heading all the way down past the Nature Center of Cape May we reached the parking lot of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, where I got to enjoy this fabulous scene on the harbor.
Posted at 7:11 am , on August 2, 2013
The fun part about posting sunrise pictures to twitter is that you never know where they will wind up. People often tell me that I take great photographs of sunrises and sunsets. I’m usually in the right spot with my iPhone or camera, living in a beautiful part of the country. So the other morning when this bright red sky began to form, I quick un-holstered the trusty iPhone and clicked away. Then Sent out the usual Cape May good morning on my twitter account cookecapemay.
What happens after that is basically out of my hands. But Wednesday morning Adam Rutt , local weather man for NBC-40, spotted my picture and used it for the weather report back drop on the Atlantic City station NBC-40.
For me, just another dog walk on Higbee Beach turned into hearing comments from neighbors to bank tellers appreciating seeing the sunrise that I get to see almost every morning. So in full vanity when I arrived home and clicked on the weather report on Channel 4 there was Adam giving his final update of the morning. You guessed it, I un-holstered the trusty iPhone and snapped a picture of the photo in action on my TV screen. That’s how photos get from there (Cape May, Higbee Beach) to here on my own television screen and yours as well. Fun!