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Ocean City Maryland

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I’m always enjoyed going to Ocean City a few times each year. Most of the time its with the family which is great. Sometimes it by myself which is great also because I can totally march to my own tune for a day or two. Sometimes its with a friend for the day. Regardless of who and when I always seem to have a great day. I went yesterday so here are a few shots from this visit on Aug 14th.

Ocean City Maryland Beach and Parasail Photo by Mike Hartley

Ocean City Maryland Beach and Parasail
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’ve always found photographing this town and people a very fun experience. Mostly family photos but I’ve started to expand in recent years. Light is a beautiful thing and there is plenty of it here. And the people, I can sit for hours each visit just watching the diversity. Like these two ladies below who were drag racing down the boardwalk and what was a initial speeding incident turned into an EMS event. Just kidding about the racing.

Now ladies, no more wheelies on the boardwak, do you understand me? Photo by Mike Hartley

Now ladies, no more wheelies on the boardwak, do you understand me?
Photo by Mike Hartley

But OC is about relaxing for allot of us. That can include anything from surfing the waves to riding a chair and railing.

Sun, feet up, great view. Photo by Mike Hartley

Sun, feet up, great view.
Photo by Mike Hartley

This used to be quiet the party town (Believe it or NOT) but a persistent effort for decades now seems to be paying dividends for those who chose that path of a Family Destination.

Believe it or NOT Photo by Mike Hartley

Believe it or NOT
Photo by Mike Hartley

Parasail has always caught my interest. But who regulates this business? I’m sure the view is beautiful and I’m sure it’s safe. But I think I’ll stay on the boat or land.

Sail (para) boat Photo by Mike Hartley

Sail (para) boat
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s the land of Power Fishing and Power Boating. I had some rockfish bites for an appetizer at Dead Freddies and they were great.

Power Fishing & Boating Photo by Mike Hartley

Power Fishing & Boating
Photo by Mike Hartley

Again this year I failed to try something that is on my bucket list. I want to ride a jet ski. Shouldn’t be too hard. I road a motorcycle for over 3 decades. So next summer is the year I take that wet ride. Actually I’m afraid I might like it so much I’ll have to buy one and a trailer and then I’ll need to buy a new truck to hall it around.

Jet Ski class Photo by Mike Hartley

Jet Ski class
Photo by Mike Hartley

Overall it was another great visit yesterday and the week of vacation a week before that really helps one get a mental balance. I think its the sound of the waves, the feel of the sand between your feet and all the beautiful nature and people. So may the Marlin continue to jump and the waves continue to pound and the people continue to come. Thanks for another great season OC.

Marlin Entrance Photo by Mike Hartley

Marlin Entrance
Photo by Mike Hartley

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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