At the end of the rainbow…

This weekend I had no plans for a post on The Voyage of DH. Zero. Zilch. None. My plans were for sleep, running errands, going to the gym, doing laundry, and shopping at the grocery store. Hardly the stuff of interesting blog posts. I also ran down to my family’s shore home, as we needed to do some maintenance on the house and my dad needed my help. Still, though, nothing worthy of a post. That is, until Mother Nature intervened.

After driving the 80+ miles down to our shore house and helping out for most of Saturday afternoon, we all decided to head out to dinner to another of our local favorites: Harbor View Restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey. The food at Harbor View is terrific, but the scene that greets your eyes as you look out the window at the Cape May harbor is even better. You can sit back, enjoy your meal, and watch the ships sail past.

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This was what I saw from my table on the second-floor dining room at Harbor View Restaurant.

As we ate, we noticed the water in the harbor getting rougher, and the sky seemed to be taking on a bluish tinge. Upon leaving, we were greeted by a dramatic storm front coming from the west and moving east, toward us. We all piled into Dad’s car and headed back to our house.

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There’s a bad moon on the rise…
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I took the Accord down to the shoreline to watch the storm coming in over the water. Gusting winds, driving rain, and white-capped waves meant I turned around and went home after about two minutes.

We waited out the storm, watching a really old episode of Law and Order: SVU. During a commercial break, I happened to peek out the window and noticed that the sky seemed brighter. Opening the front door and looking around, I saw that the rain had stopped and the sun was poking through the clouds. In the off-chance that there would be a decent sunset, I grabbed my camera bag, yelled “Gotta go!” to my family, and raced to my Accord. Fifteen minutes later I was at Cape May Point, for Mother Nature’s latest creation.

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A double-rainbow arced over the sky.
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Absolutely stunning view.
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The rainbow stayed in the sky even as night began to fall.
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Forget the pot of gold. Last night a leprechaun led me to a 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6 at the end of the rainbow.

The rainbow was facing south. Turning west, I was greeted with a phenomenal sunset.

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Unbelievable colors last night.
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Once the sun set, the sky became even more red.
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The Cape May Lighthouse, from a distance.
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Sunday morning, the sun was out, the sky was clear, and last night’s view exist only in my memory.

Today I headed home. My first stop was church, and after that I ran the rest of the errands that I needed to accomplish before the work week begins. I have a very cool multi-state trip planned for next week, and I can’t wait to share it with you. In the meantime, thanks for continuing to read this site, and I hope you enjoy my posts- even the unplanned ones!

‘Til next time…

3 thoughts on “At the end of the rainbow…

    1. Thanks, Tyson. I shoot with a Canon EOS 70d, although a few of those shots are with my iPhone 5s. As for Harbor View, it’s about $25 per plate, so cheaper than, say, anything in NYC, but more expensive than Subway or the Chinese takeout place that are my usual dinner spots at the shore…

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