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Focus: Sea Bright Sunrise on Locals’ Summer

A Sea Bright beach stroll at sunrise
Photo/Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca

That new day has dawned. It’s officially locals’ summertime in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

Call it that back-to-school nap time respite for the Jersey Shore kid in all. Pull out the mat and hit the beach time. Inhale the scene’s solace. Exhale the power in its beauty.

The return of some solitude and quiet savoring of the sunrise on a pristine beach in Sea Bright encapsulates the mood. After a flurry of a Labor Day weekend, down came the rain and washed the bustle away.

Up came the sun … and dried up all the crowd overload. Ahhhhh …

Welcome, locals’ summer!

The sun has risen for the inaugural locals’ weekend. Here’s the weather forecast for the Rumson-Fair Haven area from the National Weather Service …

** Thanks to RFHer and Rumson-raised Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca for this glimpse into a mesmerizing sunrise in Sea Bright. Oh, and that’s her husband in the solo walk shot. **

Sunrise in Sea Bright
Photo/Jo Ann Slocum Mazzucca

Scene Around: Dawn, Sun Soaking & Sprinkles

Friday sunrise at Monmouth Beach
Photo/Joanne Distefano Garelli

Here comes that sun. The sunrise at Monmouth Beach the other day was a good weather omen — one that washes away dank April shower days making way for the warmth of the sun and brighter days ahead.

Sunrise. Soaking up the rays of spring and the serenity of the scene on the shoreline. Dawn. It’s an awakening to a new day. Darkness giving way to light. The full picture — moon and sun.

RFH grad and Monmouth Beach resident Joanne Distefano Garelli captured it. We’re going to see more of that fiery orb this week, starting with today.

So, take it all in and exhale slowly. Keep each ray tucked away as a special “something greater than ourselves” to savor, Garelli said.

Here’s the week’s National Weather Service forecast, calling for sunshine, higher temperatures and a chance of rain mixed in. Time to revel in the light and warmth …

Scene Around: Soothing Sunrise, Sunset Moment

Distancing. It’s a necessity these days. Yet, sometimes a little distance leads to appreciation. A new perspective. A dawn. That promise of a new day. The light that reminds us that it is there as darkness falls. The light that always appears after the darkness.

Solitude can offer solace. Taking several steps back to be drenched in sunlight’s promise, a stark view, uncluttered by fear and confusion. The comfort of isolation. The embracing call of the light, close in the distance.

Sometimes a furry best friend who doesn’t know how to distance makes the view just a little sweeter, too. Rumsonite Sue Hill-Spakowski and dog Nancy took in this sunrise, sunset view at Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock and its perspective as COVID-19 stats rose and fear enveloped the area.

Call it serenity in a snapshot. And Nancy rose with the sun on this. She just didn’t want to move for the full view. That’s OK. She was stepping into the light. Illuminated Rumson dog.

Look for the light. Embrace it. Stay safe, all!

Scene Around: A Fair Havenite’s Beautiful Morning & Forecast

Sunrise view from Manhattan
Photo/Bill Heath

It’s not the musical Oklahoma, but the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” certainly came to mind when seeing this snapshot from Fair Havenite Bill Heath, retired borough police officer and now a captain with SeaStreak Ferries.

Continue reading Scene Around: A Fair Havenite’s Beautiful Morning & Forecast

Focus: Shipping Out at Sunrise in Sea Bright

You never know when your ship will come in, when you’ll catch a perfect view of a Sea Bright sunrise or both.

Well, Rumsonite and RFH Class of ’78 grad Doug Borden got a good dose of both this morning.

Headed over the Rumson/Sea Bright Bridge toward Sea Bright beach, he got a good glimpse of a glorious sunrise and, yes, a ship passing (or coming in for him, if you will).

Take a look at this longtime Rumson-Fair Haven area guy’s moment of sunrise gratitude …

Thanks Doug! Happy Monday, all!

Photos/Doug Borden


Focus: Sea Bright Fire & Ice Sunrise

Sea Bright sunrise on Jan 10, 2016
Photo/Patrick Hughes

This morning’s sunrise over Sea Bright was a scene of fiery skies and icy waters.

Former longtime Rumsonite Patrick Hughes captured the scene, recording a 15-degree temperature and citing some “intrepid ducks” on the frigid Shrewsbury River.

Though, according to the National Weather Service, the cold snap is about to break today with temperatures reaching a high of 41 degrees.

Thanks for the view, Patrick!

Daily Reflection: Weather, Tides, Moon

Well, it’s Monday and the weather outside is still a bit temperamental and unpredictable.

Today, though, the National Weather Service says there’s still a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m., with heavy rains and temperatures near the high 80s.

Tonight, those scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue, the Weather Service says, with the chance of precipitation lowering to 40 percent.

Tuesday morning brings a chance of rain down to 20 percent with a forecast of partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 78 degrees.

Tides in Sea Bright …

Today, the sun rose in Sea Bright at 5:55 a.m. Sunset will come at 8:10 p.m. The next low tide will be at 2:28 p.m. with the next high tide at 8:49 p.m., according to tides4fishing.com.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, the sun will rise at 5:56 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:09 p.m.. The first low tide will be at 3:17 a.m. with the next at 3:20 p.m. The first high tide will be at 9:20 a.m. and the next at 9:37 p.m.

Interesting sun and moon tidbits, from tides4fishing.com

Today will bring 14 hours and 13 minutes of sun with the solar transit at 1:02 p.m.

Tomorrow will bring 14 hours and 15 minutes of sun with the solar transit at 1:02 pm.

The lunar phase for today and tomorrow is a waning crescent.

Today, the moon rose in the northeast at 4:38 a.m.. It will set in the northwest at 7:12 p.m..

On Tuesday, the moon will rise in the northeast at 5:39 a.m. and will set in the west at 7:56 p.m..

The lunar transit, when the moon crosses the local meridian, will be 12:47 p.m. tomorrow.