Pre-Season

March 25, 2014

Sink outside a remodeled building in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Ocean City, Maryland is a popular vacation spot located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  According to this article, Ocean City received about 8.1 million visitors in 2009, with about 3.6 million arriving during the summer months. These numbers appear to be declining as reported in the article. (Interestingly, the statistics are in part determined by the amount of waste water generated.)  Even though it was not summer and just barely Spring, this past weekend provided an opportunity to go “down the Ocean”.

Empty parking lot in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Upon arrival it was quite windy and decidedly chilly.  It is important to note just how un-sharp the above photograph appears.  A gust of wind provided enough force to result in a less-than-ideal capture.  However, this is still photography-the only way to convey motion is to allow for a bit of blur and it is for that reason this image has been included.

Ocean City, Maryland-43rd Street looking north.

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It was however, a beautiful night.

Ocean City, Maryland-43rd Street looking south.

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Come summer, Coastal Highway will be jammed with vehicles of all types and enough traffic and pedestrian noise to dismiss the quietude that comes from being in such a popular destination during pre-season.  For me, this is the ideal time to be in Ocean City.

Take care.