Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:00 PM, still 95 degrees out. We decided to take m/v Stinkpot for a sunset champagne cruise to get some relief from the heat. We had everything except the champagne. Cool breezes, the cruise and a spectacular sunset. Thanks to both Hurricane Earl and the polluted air of Philadelphia, the sky was dramatic. Earl is passing the New Jersey coast this afternoon. There will be no weather event in Philadelphia, just a chance of showers and thankfully cooler weather. A strong cold front is blowing through tomorrow so we’ll get more excitement from that.