Friday, August 26, 2016

National "Dog" Day

Mornin'!  It's 74° in Wildwood NJ.  It's a bit on the muggy, humid side with very light sea breezes wifting (wafting) off the ocean.  It's clear but hazy.  Once again the seagulls are enjoying the island life as they laugh off in the distance.  It'll be a warm one today as temps get up into the upper 80s and possibly tapping 90°.  Ms Sun will be shining down but there could be some milky clouds and showers (20% chance) in the mix today. Winds will be out of the W-SW at 8-10mph (pack the insect repellent). Tonight...mostly clear with temps back down into the low-mid 70s and breezes out of the W-NW at 12-14mph.
High tide:3:35p.m.
Low tide:9:05a.m.
Ocean temp:76°
UV Index:8 (high)
Rip Currents:low risk
Weekly Beach Etiquette tips:
  ~never leave trash on the beach and even better yet...pick up any you see whether it's yours or not.
  ~don't forgot those cigarette butts...collect and trash them (or just don't smoke and pollute the lovely sea air).
  ~remember to pack those headphones (believe it or not no one wants to hear your music).
  ~kindly give others on the beach space when selecting your beach site.  Careful not to plop down too close or on top of your neighbors beach space.  Your beach stuff (blankets, chairs and umbrellas) should not be nearly touching.
  ~always remind your kids beach etiquette especially not running too close to others and avoid digging up, kicking or throwing sand near those sitting next to you.
  ~play ball, frisbee, corn hole, kite-flying etc on the back side of the beach and not near beach goers (the beach patrol will usually stop you anyway if your in the wrong area.)
  ~ no feeding the seagulls (big no-no). And, eat and snack smartly...under your hooded sand chair, or umbrella as these beach vultures are eyeing up each and every beach goer looking for the right opportune moment to swoop down and pluck your lunch right out of your hand or mouth.  Once they get you then the havoc begins as all their gull friends and family begin the attack for your scattered food.
  ~shake towels and blankets away from others noting the wind direction.
  ~speaking of "wind direction"...note which way that "spray" sunblock is headed as you apply. That misty spray does hit those around you if the breeze is just right.  And, the hit could be right in someone's eyes or mouth.
  ~follow posted warnings and pay attention to lifeguards.

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