Today at 12:30, the 44th annual Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade shall step off at the corner of North Lake Boulevard and Main Street in Lake Como. From that point, the parade route proceeds north up Main Street in Belmar, right through the heart of town, to Belmar's border with Avon-by-the Sea. According to the good folks at NOAA, the marchers shall head north under sun-drenched, albeit cold skies. The high temperature is expected to be 36 degrees, accompanied by a brisk wind out of the northwest at 10-18 miles per hour.
The Missus and I shall be in attendance as we were last year. We shall probably begin our Parade Day festivities by popping in to visit Matt Knehr at Beach Haus Brewery where one can sample the Parade Stout, which is terrific, and take in the action from the Brewery's balcony - as we are doing in this photograph.
From there, I anticipate that we shall simply roam up and down Main Street, taking in the sights and sounds as we did last year.
Wee Little Drum Major
Tinton Falls Fire Co. No. 1
Vietnam Veterans of America
PAPD NY/NJ Pipe & Drum Corps
If you can get to Belmar this morning in time to enjoy the day's festivities, then perhaps we shall see you there.