Dayhoff Time Flies: Ocean City – Down the ocean, hon.

Dayhoff Time Flies: Ocean City – Down the ocean, hon.

Md. 140 looking east from Monterey Drive toward the Md. 27 exchange at the bridge splitting the trees. This was taken right after the road opened in 1954. Rte. 140 cost $2.7 million and took over two years to build. Photo: Md. St. Highway Administration

Sunday, June 30, 2019 by Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com

This year I enjoyed the summer solstice, Friday, June 21, by doing a 2.25-mile run on the boardwalk in Ocean City. According to the Washington Post, “The summer solstice is … our longest day and shortest night of the year, and the first day of astronomical summer in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere… In Washington, the sun (was) up for 14 hours and 54 minutes on June 21, rising in the northeastern sky (at) 5:43 a.m. and setting in the northwest at 8:37 p.m. (For perspective, that’s about 5½ hours more daylight than seen on the winter solstice in December.)”

I could not think of a better way to spend the longest day of the year than to spend it in Ocean City “down the ocean, hon.”

Some of my fondest childhood memories include leisurely vacations on the Chesapeake Bay, explorations throughout the Eastern Shore and walking on the boardwalk in Ocean City. For some reason French fries, pizza and ice cream, always taste better when it is mixed with an ocean salt breeze, walking the boardwalk, while fighting off the seagulls.

Read much more here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-lt-dayhoff-063019-story.html

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