Early Saturday morning in off and on rainy mist, Old Orchard Beach, near Atlantic Avenue, was hardly deserted. There were plenty of wave watchers, coffee drinkers and old men luggin' metal detectors, even at 6:45 AM. Earl was a dud, at least around here. Some rain, some wind and big, curling waves--- that was about it. The largest damage incurred was to local and cable weather anchors' fragile egos. I love it!