Colorful sunrise this morning from Poverty Beach. Thanks for Stopping by.
May the Promenade rise to meet you…or so the blessing goes. Cape May slowly awakens from her winter slumber on Saint Patrick’s weekend. Visitors begin to arrive with wearin o’ the green in most cases.
Uncle Bill’s reopens to feed the masses and Dublin born John Byrne returns to the Boiler Room at Congress Hall to provide some of the most authentic Irish Music in Cape May this weekend. What’s on tap here is another one of those Cape May weekends with so much to choose from it could drive you to drink green beer. The O’Tischler’s will make appearances at the Mad Batter and the Pilot House this weekend, no doubt playing “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Johnson’s Motor Car.”
It’s also Sherlock Holmes’ weekend sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. This provides a great relief for those detective fans who can’t get enough in the movies.
And while yes there is a threat of another snow event on St Patrick’s Day this Monday it will likely not snow green, but the traditional white stuff we have come to loathe this winter. There’s still availability around town, why not break out your shamrock dress and head down to Cape May and celebrate the Irish.
Sunrises like this often greet the recruits of the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, TRACEN for short. The cadence of the recruits can be heard while walking on Poverty Beach with my Golden Retriever Joy.
I wonder if their eyes ever leave the Company Commanders and notice a sunrise like this. The shouts of the recruits doing exercises and warm ups roll over the only dune separating the base from the beach. The dune and a few “danger no crossing” signs mark the border.
The cadence is often coming from companies of recruits with names like Yankee, Whiskey and Zulu. Companies like Alpha and Bravo would be in their 3rd or 4th week of an eight week program. Hearing the different shouts each morning makes it interesting to imagine which company it is and where they are in the training. For me it just sounds like cadence craziness.
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.
Some sunrise dog walks just remain with you. It might be the light, or the waves softly breaking on the beach, but they make an impression on you. Then there are the mornings when you don’t even know that a friend is on the beach photographing you. This shot was taken one morning at Poverty beach. Poverty is the beach on the east end of Cape May surrounded with not so impoverished homes. Unbeknownst to me and Joy, our friend Dave Yunghans and his wife were out to enjoy a sunrise. They had no idea who the subject matter in their photo shoot was until we walked back off the beach.
Poverty Beach is a great place for off-season dog walks. That is until the Piping Plovers arrive in Spring. Endangered species of birds take precedent over any and all activity when they show up. Regardless, Poverty Beach is just one of those gems in Cape May, Piping Plovers and all.