Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Strathmere Star Party 9/27 - 8PM

The Strathmere Improvement Association, The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club and the Rita C. Schiavo Library present:

The 2008 Summer's End
Strathmere Star Party

When: Saturday September 27th 8PM - on the evening of the New Moon
Where: The beach at Randolph Avenue (there is no street light there to ruin the view)

Your star tour guide - Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer, The Franklin Institute

Bring a blanket, beach chair, binoculars, maybe a telescope and the kids! And please encourage your neighbors to turn their outdoor lights down and away from the skies.

And keep repeating - "No clouds please, no clouds please"

Official astronomer lodging provided at the Historic Strathmere Motel.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dolphins in Strathmere

Here is a very cool video sent to us by Chad Hauze.

Chad - My family and I have been visiting Strathmere for
years. Last week my cousin and I found ourselves in the ocean, just
past the inlet on my jet-ski in the midst of a pod of dolphins. I had
a waterproof video camera with me. We followed the dolphins for about
ten minutes before leaving them. They didn't seem bothered by us at
all, in fact some came very close.

8/10/08 Storm photos

Wow, that was some loud storm Sunday night! Mary Burzinski sent us these great shots of some of the lightning -

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival - 8/16

Upper Township Beach Patrol
Upper Township, New Jersey

Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival

The Upper Township Beach Patrol is holding their Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival on the beach in Strathmere, NJ on Saturday, August 16 beginning at 10:30 AM. The Festival is a kayak-learning experience for the entire family, from the complete novice to competitor, through supplied instruction, demonstration and staged ocean kayak races.

Kayaking is soaring in popularity as an affective cardiovascular and upper body strength-training workout that leaves the arms and chest in chiseled form. The open ocean sprint races off the beach and through the surf are exceptionally exc iting to watch with distances for the beginner and pro. Wave skiing competition will also be included.

Spectators, beginners and competitors are invited to spend a day on the beach to learn more about the sport and compete. Race entry fee with t-shirt is $20. Event admission is FREE, and all equipment will be supplied FREE for both the instruction sessions and races. The event will take place at Vincent Street and the beach in Strathmere. Award ceremony and post-race party will immediately follow at Beach Patrol Headquarters.

For more information or photos, contact the Upper Township Beach Patrol, 609-263-1151, or Jack O’Hara at 215-698-7662.

Friday, August 01, 2008

A few from Whale Beach

Here are some photos sent to us by Susanne Snyder, taken in June of this year -

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A few more from the 4th

Here are a few more July 4th parade photos, sent to us by Mary Beth Liller