It's Tuesday March 11, 2014
Photos From The Cover Of TownDock.netThe photos that have been on the Home page
Bluegrass At PCC | March 10, 2014
The PCC Blugrass Festival Saturday (Ben Casey photos)
Spring Forward 2014 | March 9, 2014
They say we’re going into “savings time”. Dang Elmer, we’ve been tricked. Somehow, an hour has been swiped. That hour of sleep went missing as we spring forward an hour into daylight savings time for 2014.
Kayaking To The Bean | March 8, 2014
High water on Hodges Street presented some challenge to those trying to get to The Bean Friday. Larry Summers paddled in. (He and other kayakers aim to paddle the more traditional waterways on Sunday when the local paddling group sets out at noon from the end of Midyette Street.) (Photo: Alize Proisy)
Flooded Hodges Street | March 7, 2014
The Bean is open. High boots help. A flooded Hodges Street as seen from the Bean by this dawn’s early – and overcast – light. At least it’s not ice. With the rain and wind of yesterday and today, water’s high all around the harbor. There has been talk off and on about elevating Hodges to fix the engineering that makes this stretch so susceptible to flooding whenever a Nor’easter blows. Mean time, detouring around it advised unless you want the undersides of your car to get the Northern roads winter salination treatment.
In Primadonna's Wake... | March 6, 2014
The SV Primadonna being towed from Oriental’s harbor last November. That event prompted much applause as the French crew had taken up residence in Oriental’s harbor for a year. The departure however, meant one local man, Pat Stockwell, had little chance of recouping the $2980 for a bad check he co-signed for Primadonna’s owner. Now there’s a move to ease that financial hit. That story is here.
Yellow Hull | March 5, 2014
A jaunty yellow hull on Smith Creek soaks in the last light of day.
Porch Steps Ice | March 4, 2014
Roads around Oriental look fine, but be aware that porch steps are icy this morning.
National Weather Radar > See The Storm | March 3, 2014
The National Weather Radar shows the winter storm heading our way. Some rain & sleet expected tonight, but little ice accumulation.
Santa Weather Warning | March 3, 2014
Tonight’s weather will be appropriate for the North Pole. ( file photo from 2011 – Santa found at Deaton’s Yacht Service )
Reflections @ Sailcraft Marina | March 2, 2014
Clear reflections in the water at Sailcraft Marina.
Chris Wagner Watercolor - San Francisco Fishing Fleet | March 1, 2014
Fishing boats as captured by watercolorist Chris Wagner who is the guest artist at Oriental’s Village Gallery in March and April. The opening reception is 2p-5 this afternoon. The fishing fleet depicted here is in San Francisco.
Diesel Tanks At Garland Fulcher Seafood | February 28, 2014
The diesel tanks on the Garland Fulcher Seafood property and the shadow of a nearby tree.
Experienced Dolphins | February 27, 2014
Experienced dolphins by the Oriental bridge
Booby Update | February 26, 2014
“The good news is the dog is okay. The bad news is Mayaguana now has a non-diveable wreck in Boobie Lagoon.” That’s the Primadonna update from Booby Cay… details below. (Photo courtesy of The US Coast Guard. The photo of SV Primadonna aground at Booby Cay was taken in early January from a Coast Guard helicopter on patrol.)
Best & Worst Sailing Movie? | February 25, 2014
One movie got votes as both a best and worst sailing movie to see – Dead Calm. It’s on the list of Sailing Movies Worth Watching.
Favorite Sailing Movies | February 24, 2014
The “All Is Lost” experience inspired TownDock readers to email in their favorite sailing movies. The list is long (separate story coming), but several were mentioned by many. The Dove (top left), the story of 16 year old Robin Lee Graham sailing alone around the world. Wind (top right) a 1992 feel good flick where our hero loses the Americas Cup to the Australians and then must win it back. Captain Ron (Spend much time on the water? It shows.) Deep Water (bottom right) is a documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race, focusing on the story of Donald Crowhurst.
Transom With No Name | February 22, 2014
A boat with no name?
All Is Lost - Clip | February 21, 2014
Hey sailor. How ‘bout you go up the mast for a better view, while we stay on deck and watch the movie? All Is Lost. All your offshore fears, wrapped up in 106 movie minutes. Showing 7:30p tonight at The Old Theater. Tickets $5.50 (includes tax). Offshore quality popcorn included.
Village Gallery Seating | February 20, 2014
The view is great from the rocking chairs in front of Village Gallery. (painting by Karen Van Gamper)
Blue Foredeck | February 19, 2014
A blue deck on Oriental’s harbor.