WEEKEND #2, 2006
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
RAINED OUT AGAIN!
The second weekend of the season was wet -- much like this same weekend last season. The beach in Rehoboth (below) was almost deserted around noon on Saturday, after heavy rain that morning.
Some puddles formed on Rehoboth Beach streets and some storm drains (below). But Rehoboth Beach police spoke of no drainage problems over their radio.
The Breakers Hotel (below) waters its lawn early Saturday evening despite the Friday and Saturday rain storms.
The beach in Ocean City was deserted as well. These pictures were taken by spot-news photographer Bob Pugh on 140th Street on Saturday.
POSSIBLE DEAD WHALE FOUND ATTACHED TO CARGO SHIP
The crew of the Pilot Boat Brandywine found an unidentified mass attached to the hull of the Independent Endeavor when the pilot attempted to board the ship off Cape Henlopen Sunday afternoon. The 167-meter Liberian-flagged cargo ship is shown on the above chart minutes after the remains were finally removed from the ship's hull. It took about 20 minutes to dislodge the remains, which immediately sank. The Coast Guard, which had been part of the boarding team, searched for the remains, suspected to be a 25-to-30-foot whale, without success. This is similar to an incident in April when a 35-foot sei whale was found attached to a container ship at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
NISSAN ALARM KEEPS SOUNDING, POLICE WON'T TOW
Rehoboth Beach police received several calls Sunday when the alarm on this Nissan Altima sounded intermittently throughout the afternoon in the second block of Olive Avenue. The first time officers investigated, the occupants of the Altima returned and claimed they lost the key on the beach, and were using the valet key. Police returned just before 3 p.m. when the alarm sounded again, and the occupants were gone. The dispatcher told the officer to tell the callers that the police department cannot legally tow the car, nor disconnect the horn. The alarm continued to activate intermittently for several hours. People left notes on the car's windshield written on a paper towel and Post-it notes.
Last summer Rehoboth Beach police towed a Mazda SE on July 30. The car had been left parked in front of the Breakers Hotel when its horn became stuck. But it was not towed until after 11 p.m., when the city's noise ordinance takes effect.
NICOLA PIZZA'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Mark your calendars for next Sunday, June 11. It's Nicola Pizza's 35th anniversary party.
CHERYL BLACKMAN IS BACK!
Rehoboth celebrity Cheryl Blackman is back from Florida and she is selling raffle tickets for KINfolk, an organization which helps chronically ill children. If you would like to help, look for her around town, or at the north boardwalk Grotto's Pizza.
The Rehoboth Beach bandstand area as of Saturday: