Saturday, August 29, 2009

Small Craft Warnings

No one is out there today in small boats, with the not-really-a-Hurricane just off our coast.

However, the boat docks were discussed at a meeting of the Board of Directors this morning. There are currently many boats on the boat racks WITHOUT stickers to identify them as belonging to OMP residents. The racks have gotten so crowded this summer, people are wondering just whom all those boats belong to. And if they should be there. Where's the sticker?

The idea of posting a sign came up - - but there is already a sign there. The sign that's in the above picture. It clearly states the rules for the dock area. And the penalties for not following the rules.

At this point in the year, everyone's busy thinking about closing up their homes for the season, and storing the boats in the garage, the shed, wherever... So for this summer, it's kind of a moot point to talk about rules and stickers.

But NEXT year... rules will be enforced, starting at the beginning of the season. If you are a resident who uses the boat racks, I'm sure you'll be eager to comply. Why not? Rules are there to help us as residents get more enjoyment out of our docks and beaches.

And... It's easy enough to put a sticker on, and avoid the alternative.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Secure your Boats...

Got an email message that a few residents will be headed down to the boat racks this afternoon to secure any remaining boats before this weekend's storm.

If you want to use your boat or secure it yourself, you should plan to do so this morning. The storm's path is still projected to hit Cape Cod pretty square on. So all that stuff you did last weekend to get ready for the non-storm event? Better do it all again.

Ah, storm season on Cape Cod.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Little More Summer...

Some of the boats have already been put away for the season... but there are still a few days left until summer officially ends...

The end-of-season cocktail party will be this weekend. Hopefully you've all marked your calendars and called or emailed with rsvps!

Then one more week until Labor Day weekend, the official end of the season on Cape Cod. Many summer residents have already packed up and returned home for the start of the school year - so many schools start early these days, it seems. Here on the Cape, we don't go back until after Labor Day, so you won't see any school buses competing with the tourists on Route 28 in the morning!

Enjoy the last few days of August... and see you at the cocktail party Saturday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Hot One...

It was another hot and humid day on the Cape. A good day to be out on the water. All day. If you're lucky enough to own a boat to spend the day out on the ocean.... you're lucky enough!

If you don't own a boat (like me) the next best thing was to fully submerge in the water for a while. A long while. As long as possible.

And now, the fog has rolled right through the neighborhood, blanketing the streets and yards with low flying misty clouds. But it's still a little hot out there...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunny with a chance of Thunder

Sunny and beautiful, hot but breezy, and the ocean is just starting to get rough.

This morning is lovely, but the wind seems to indicate the weather is changing. The storms that battered my friends down in NJ yesterday may be headed up the coast later today. Thunder in thr forecast for later today and tomorrow.

Enjoy the sun while you can...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dog Days of Summer continue

It's been hot and sunny for a few days now, Mother Nature trying to make up for all the cold and chill in just a few weeks.

The rains may return tomorrow, so enjoy the heat and sunshine while it lasts!

REMINDER: The end-of-season cocktail party is right around the corner! Next weekend!
If you haven't yet called in your RSVP, please try to do that this week! (I know, I still need to call too)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

It's hot.
It's humid.
It's sticky.
It's yucky.

I know I complained about the cold earlier in the summer, but now the heat is on. Summer is here in full force this week. Is your air conditioning working? Mine's working overtime...

Thank goodness for living by the ocean, and having some modicum of relief from the oppressive heat. The beach is looking good, and the water is pretty warm for Cape Cod. Refreshing.