Doug the Quahog predicts 66 days of beach weather.

June 25, 2013

The Great Outdoors

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce needed a reliable prediction on how many beach days we could expect during the summer. So…. agents searched along all the sea side towns for a local weather prognosticator who would fit the bill. On the day of the summer solstice a few years back, our people were sitting on the beach in West Dennis discussing our plight when this quahog appears out of the sand and says “I know the answer to your question. 72 days. I am Doug and I know!” well they agreed to meet same time and place the next solstice if his prediction panned out. Doug hit it right on the nose and the rest is history as we say. This is just one of the rumors of how this all started as told to me by the man in the Wrigley Field shirt. It was hard to get reliable facts as those that were there that first time are still working out some issues.

When Doug speaks we listen.

When Doug speaks we listen.

People came from many miles away to attend this event. The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis hosted the event and Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross said the food and chowder were perfect. Michaela and Dan in from Kansas City were the greatest distance award winners. “This make us feel like kids again.” squealed Michaela. “A great ending to a nice vacation on Cape Cod.

Thanks Elmer!

Thanks Elmer!

This year’s MC was Ben Sargent whose TV show Hook, Line and Dinner appears on the Cooking Channel. ┬áBen has appeared in many other cooking shows also. He grew up in the Republic of Cambridge so that should tell you enough. lol.

Elmer and Host Ben Sargent

Elmer and Host Ben Sargent

 

Where are you from anyhow?

Where are you from anyhow?

So keep in mind on the next summer solstice, Doug the clam will return with another accurate prediction. Will you be there? Mar-e says, “Sure, it’s a fun time with plenty of food, at a great spot on the Cape.

Mar-e enjoyed the day!

Mar-e enjoyed the day!

This event is for all ages. Doug looks forward to seeing everyone again next year. Come on Down.

Hope to see you next year!

Hope to see you next year!

 

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