It’s not quite winter yet. There’s been a few cold days thus far down here on the shore but nothing quite as harsh as last year. And who’s got time for it anyways? With Christmas right around the corner who’s got time for anything, let alone the weather? We’ve got shopping to do, eggnog to drink and Christmas cards to send! (We hope you received the Harrison Group’s card by the way)
With so much to do it’s hard to slow down and find time nowadays. The photo above goes out to all of those that are in this boat. This is a boat that is full speed ahead and doesn’t have time right now to relax in front of the Atlantic Ocean and take it all in. The World around us is changing constantly. Right in front of our eyes and that goes for the Ocean too. Only the Ocean, and everything around it, seems to change at an accelerated pace. From minute to minute and second to second, winds pick up, tides comes in, clouds pass, along with dolphins, winds die down, the waves lap and then your ear catches a fishing boat called ‘New Hope’ ringing it’s bell. That’s not dinner calling, it’s you snapping back to reality and realizing that you’ve got some ‘things’ to do. So, this photo is for you. It was taken from the hours of 3:30 and 5 o’clock p.m. yesterday. Yesterday was a calm day on the Atlantic.
There are a few things coming up that, if you can, you should try to find time for. Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights is a splendid display of the season and home to the world’s best hot chocolate. Our New Year’s Packages that include delicious eats, magic, dancing, oceanfront accommodations… And, of course, the infamous and zany (it’s for a good cause) Penguim Swim is coming up after the New Year. Please check our ‘events’ and ‘specials’ page for more information on those events. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and good luck everyone! There’s only 6 (and a half) days before Christmas!
Each year in Ocean City, when the crowds die down and the winter breeze sweeps off the ocean onto the vacant beach, something magical happens. As darkness rolls in and we witness the last breath of sun fade away until the morning light, Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights illuminates the town.
This year will be the 22nd installment of Winterfest of Lights, arguably one of Ocean City, Maryland’s most popular events. From November 20th–January 4, 2015 people will brave the ...read more
This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak its rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure: An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live within it. The White ...read more
All year we wait for the big day. For whatever the reason may be. Wishes and hopes and planning and shopping and tradition. Wishes that it be white, wishes to see loved ones, hopes that, even though we’re late, we can still find a seat in church. Planning that Santa visits and we finally receive that go-cart that we’ve circled in the Sears & Roebuck catalogue since we were five. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year and Christmas receives all the attention that it ...read more
A wise man (Mr. Bob Dylan) once said, ‘these times they are a changin.’ Yet! Even in these a changin times there are a few rules that you can still count on. Such as; what goes up, must come down, all good things must come to an end, and, most importantly, people love photographs.
Indeed, the good that was our 2013 season is coming to an end and you can chalk it up as another great year for the Harrison Group and Ocean City, Maryland. With that said, we would like to thank all of ...read more
With a weather forecast that has this weekend in the 80’s and showing next weekend to be sunny and mid 70’s one could say that Ocean City, Maryland is experiencing quite the ‘Indian Summer.’ Simply the best way to describe it is ‘ahhhh.’ You would be surprised at the amount of opinions and message boards that discuss what an Indian Summer actually is, so to be clear, we here at the Harrison Group will be applying the Webster’s Dictionary definition to our Fall season. A pleasant, ...read more
‘That’s cool.’ or ‘Hey man, cool.’ or ‘Whoa, over there, now that is wicked cool!’ People recognize cool, and for different reasons. Cool can be applied to a wall paper pattern or even to a flying frog being hurled by a rocket (look up Wallops NASA Frog). Everyone is different, and so is their cool perception. Take for instance smart phones. Smart phone companies spend a ton of money making sure their gadget looks cool. You can’t sit through a commercial break without seeing some ...read more
There is a very big, 17th century Spanish ship docked bayside on 3rd Street in Ocean City, Maryland. It is amazing. El Galeon Andalucia is her name and she is magnificent. ‘Galleons’ are Spanish trade ships built and used from 1500 to the mid 1700’s. Consider the Andalucia a ‘newer body style’ to the boats Ferdinand Magellan used to first circumnavigate the planet. To describe it to someone that has not seen it is a little hard. She has six decks, 12 guns, 3 masts, seven sails, 170 ...read more
ROADTRIPPING IS THE BEST. It’s been around for a long time. Before the T-Model Ford, Chevy Corvette, the ‘Oregon Trail,’ and even before hippies started tricking out their air-cooled VW Vanagons, road trips have been an American favorite. Countless movies, songs and books have been based on it. Look up Kerouac’s ‘On The Road.’ Arguably one of the most famous road trips in American History is when Sacagawea led those two other guys (what’s their names again?) across North America in ...read more
This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak it’s rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure. An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live within it. The White ...read more
Visitors and participants will be flocking to Ocean City for this inaugural, unique rodeo beach event!
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be returning to headline in Ocean City!
Independence Day celebrations evoke nostalgic images of neighborhood celebrations and laid back fun!
Live music every Thursday night in July and August at Sunset Park in Ocean City Maryland by the Oceanic Motel.