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Pic Of The Day #16

Compo Beach (Photo copyright Betsy P. Kahn)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Winter…

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

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A Good Walk Spoiled

Betsy P. Kahn’s early morning Compo Beach stroll was marred by this sight:

Lifeguard chair - August 23, 2016 - Betsy P Kahn

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Every lifeguard chair up and down the shore was toppled, she says.

And this is not the first time.

No, the wind was not strong last night.

But the (we assume) teenagers out for some late-summer mischief were.

July Comes In With A Bang!

Westport celebrated the arrival of July — and Independence Day — with perfect weather, and one of the largest fireworks crowds ever, last night.

It was a wonderful, friendly, community vibe. There was food and fun, glow sticks and sparklers, and wall-to-wall people.

Westport may have been the 1st community in America to celebrate July 4th this year. But the date doesn’t matter. The great feelings — about our town and our country — do.

Thanks, Westport PAL, Melissa & Doug, our police and fire and EMTs and Parks & Rec crew, and everyone else who made last night special!

Click on or hover over photos to enlarge. All images below by Dan Woog, unless otherwise noted.

It's not Independence Day unless you wear red, white and blue.

It’s not Independence Day unless you wear red, white and blue…

...whatever your age...

…whatever your age…

 

...and deck your house in an American flag.

…and deck your house in an American flag.

Celebrating the 2nd Amendment.

Celebrating the 2nd Amendment. (Don’t worry! They’re toys!)

One man found solitude around 5 p.m. The large crowds had not yet arrived.

One man found solitude around 5 p.m. The large crowds had not yet arrived.

On Compo Beach Road, youngsters sold lemonade and cookies to raise funds to fight Alzheimer's.

On Compo Beach Road, youngsters raised money to fight Alzheimer’s.

Police officers did their job -- and mingled with the crowds. Ned Batlin knows everyone.

Police officers did their job — and mingled with the crowds. Ned Batlin knows everyone.

This scene was repeated hundreds of times, up and down the beach.

This scene was repeated hundreds of times, all along the beach.

Boats were out in force, all afternoon and evening.

Boats were out in force, all afternoon and evening.

Up and down Soundview, the boardwalk and beyond, teenagers strutted their stuff.

Up and down Soundview, the boardwalk and beyond, teenagers strutted their stuff.

New York City's Cobras put on a great dance and drum performance. They appeared in the movie "Birdman."

New York City’s Cobras put on a great dance and drum performance. They appeared in the movie “Birdman.”

A classic shot. We sometimes forget that the cannons represent Westport's part in our war for independence.

A classic shot. We sometimes forget that the cannons represent Westport’s role in our war for independence.

As night fell, bunting was illuminated on Soundview Drive.

As night fell, bunting was illuminated on Soundview Drive.

The main attraction.

The main attraction.

The fireworks, as seen from a Soundview Drive front porch. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

The fireworks, as seen from a Soundview Drive front porch. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

 

Another Tequila Sunrise

Alert “06880” photographer Betsy Kahn captured these beautiful colors (and a stray dog) this morning at Schlaet’s Point, near Compo Beach.

With hints of spring in the air, it’s great to know that Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday.

The only downside is that gorgeous sunrises like this  will happen one hour later.

Betsy Kahn 1

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(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

Mighty Clouds Of Joy

If you were not at Compo Beach today, you missed this spectacular cloud formation. Fortunately, Patricia McMahon captured it for us:

(Photo/Matthew Levine)

(Photo/Patricia McMahon)

It was quite a day there for photographers. This morning, Betsy P. Kahn saw a gorgeous sunrise:

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

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Morning Stroll

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Wintry Walk

Late this afternoon, a couple had Compo all to themselves. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Late this afternoon, a couple had Compo all to themselves. Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Girl On A Jetty

Betsy P. Kahn took this photo yesterday. But she could have snapped it any day, any season, any year.

The Compo Beach jetties are timeless. They’re a place for anyone — of any age — to walk (carefully!).

And to stop, sit, and gaze in awe at the wonders all around.

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

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Nighttime At Compo

(Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

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