My Turn :)

Now that our season is quieting down, it’s fun to hear local business people discussing travel plans.

vacationAnd not too surprising…many of us are drawn to beach vacations!

I find that being a tourist is a tremendous learning experience. It’s important to occasionally be on the other side to appreciate a visitor’s perspective.

So, it’s my turn to “learn”…while sitting on a beautiful beach ;)    Will post a few pictures on Twitter!

Back in the office on Saturday, October 10th.



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Store and Secure

DeckIs your shore house ready for a visit from Joaquin?

While I hope he skips on by without a big fuss, it’s smart to be prepared for the heavy rain and windy conditions.

By securing your outdoor furniture, grill, etc. you are not only avoiding damage to your property, but also your neighbors’ homes.

Thankfully, we all have a few days notice to complete this important task.


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2016 Rental Season

I know, it was JUST Labor Day weekend…yet we are already hearing from prospective tenants asking to reserve a property for next summer!

Do we have your rates and availability for 2016?  If not, please touch base with me to review and plan.

RentSignFor a quick reference: Power Play Realty rental page:  click here

I am also updating rental photos this fall.  If there are improvements scheduled, I will work around that area and come back when the project is complete.

Thanks for your business!  or  609-967-7950



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Windy, not Breezy!

It’s “breezy” in the summer months, and “windy” in the off season.

Wild waves and a sudsy ocean this morning!

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Stormy Weekend

Stormy ocean and moderate tidal flooding.  But no rain, so visitors will be enjoying their weekend at the shore (including the Irish Festival in North Wildwood).


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Ready for Fall?

I wore a sweatshirt for my morning beach walk…it’s officially fall!

So, it must be time for shore property owner reminders:

1) Make sure all of your windows and doors are secured (locked).  This is more about weather than theft.  Wind can rattle a sliding glass door or casement window open, causing damage to the property.

2) Disconnect the outside hose from the faucet, and schedule the outside shower to be winterized.

3) Rinse the salt water off the beach chairs before storing for the season (but leave a few close at hand for that one last beach day!)

4)  Prepare your deck furniture, grill, and trash containers for a potential fall storm (I prefer NOT to use the word hurricane).  Remove the umbrella, and turn small tables upside down (and chairs if they can blow around).  Put trash cans in the outside shower.

And then enjoy the fall views unique to our island!





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Birds and Butterflies

Southern Cape May County offers plenty of sighting opportunities for birders…and those of us just walking along the beach!

Visit the Cape May Bird Observatory blog for updates:  click here

Today’s view (American oystercatchers):



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Perfect Week!

As I was tweeting about “another beautiful day” this morning before work, it occurred to me why I’m feeling a bit tired.

I spent the week taking advantage of the perfect weather, while juggling a busy work schedule!

In addition to my regular beach walks, I added ocean kayaking, as well as extended evening walks.  There is pressure to fit it all in before the weather turns cool :)



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Ocean Waves

The participants of the 19th Annual Nuns’ Beach Surf Contest are hoping for improvement. The first heat starts at 9am on Saturday: Villa Maria by the Sea, 111th Street, Stone Harbor.  The kind Sisters will be on hand selling coffee and Nuns’ Beach wear to the spectators.  Funds raised help maintain the landmark building and grounds.

In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of the lack of waves by ocean kayaking!

I see tons of dolphins when I walk the beach.  Yet, 3 times out kayaking…and not a dolphin to be found.  I guess they are waiting for the waves, too ;)




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Just An Ordinary Day?

My before work  routine is like most:  start a load of wash, straighten up the house, pack lunches, and read the paper while eating breakfast.

Oh, and I also check the wind direction and tide to decide between a beach walk or kayaking!

This morning the bay was like glass…with the clouds reflecting off of the water.  Just beautiful!




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