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Foggy beach

It's been a strange spring, hasn't it? First, we had that monster shore weekend in April, everyone acting like it was mid-July. I mean, everyone came down, put on the suit, set up the chairs, forgot the sunscreen, got sunburned and even bought ice cream. A few brave souls, including this one, went into the ocean. Because, you know, when it's like this last weekend in April, you HAVE to go in the ocean. Chilly, but lovely. Then, as everyone knows and has extensively documented in facebook stati, it rained and rained and rained. This was not a bad thing, because I got carried away during that April heat wave and planted a bunch of flowers, even though I know that late April, early May is usually way to early near the beach to think about annuals. But they are looking great. Today, we had all the weather. It was foggy, then the sun came out and it was buggy, then the wind shifted and it was beautiful, then the fog rolled in and it was kind of cool, then it shifted and the beach was foggy but it was clear near the ocean, and now it's sunny again, the fog's kind of hanging around. Don't know what this means for Memorial Day and beyond, but nobody can complain after getting that insane jump on the season.

Foggy beach

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It's been a strange spring, hasn't it? First, we had that monster shore weekend in April, everyone acting like it was mid-July. I mean, everyone came down, put on the suit, set up the chairs, forgot the sunscreen, got sunburned and even bought ice cream. A few brave souls, including this one, went into the ocean. Because, you know, when it's like this last weekend in April, you HAVE to go in the ocean. Chilly, but lovely. Then, as everyone knows and has extensively documented in facebook stati, it rained and rained and rained. This was not a bad thing, because I got carried away during that April heat wave and planted a bunch of flowers, even though I know that late April, early May is usually way to early near the beach to think about annuals. But they are looking great. Today, we had all the weather. It was foggy, then the sun came out and it was buggy, then the wind shifted and it was beautiful, then the fog rolled in and it was kind of cool, then it shifted and the beach was foggy but it was clear near the ocean, and now it's sunny again, the fog's kind of hanging around. Don't know what this means for Memorial Day and beyond, but nobody can complain after getting that insane jump on the season.

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Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Reach The Downashore at arosenberg@phillynews.com.

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