Monday, September 5, 2011


It’s Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer. Tonight, there will be a mass exodus of the barrier islands; the Parkway will be clogged with bumper to bumper cars. Many of which will be packed to the brim with the “no-longer-needed” summer essentials; beach chairs, towels, boogie boards. Bicycles will be strapped to the roofs and tail gates of vehicles. All returning to the mainland, readying for return to school and jobs.

Come Tuesday morning, we will have our beaches and roadways back, devoid of any trace of “bennies”. The tourist attractions, boardwalks and specialty shops, will remain locked during the week and open their doors only on the weekends. It will be quiet and calming, it will be lovely. The locals will be rejoicing in the streets!

Taking advantage of these last few hours and feeling much like tourists, B and I took a walk around the shops on the island. “Business hours are subject to surf conditions”.


Melinda said...

Very nice shot! I like the perspective and the detail. I can imagine how delightful it will be to have the crowds gone!

Anonymous said...

And I know exactly which window that is :) It's a beautiful window to photograph, isn't it?

Michelle said...

That is exactly the time I like to go to the beach (after everyone else goes home!!!). Cool window....lots of great color in those vintage posters.

Gretchen said...

Fun shot! I've always wanted to live in a town like that... keep it lively. Though I can see reclaiming the town would be wonderful!