It's Tuesday June 28, 2016
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Jack, Morale Officer | June 26, 2016
Turtle in front of the Village Gallery on Hodges Street, though close to the roadway, doesn't venture on to the asphalt. Other, less sculpted turtles are crossing roads in the county these days.
Oriental's harbor early on a recent day - a massive cloud roils in the distance while a reflection on the water shows others lit by the morning sun.
Seen off of Lou Mac Pier Monday night, the rare full moon to arrive on the first day of summer. That last happened in 1967. Kayakers watched the moonrise from the Oriental harbor breakwater while others stayed on land and took it in from sites such as Lou Mac Park.
The young students from the Bow to Stern sailing camp capped off their week with a Friday afternoon sail to Oriental’s harbor and ice cream at The Bean. Their PFD’s were left to dry on the railing at the Town Dock – a common sight on Fridays thru August.
Kristin Collins and Todd Silberman of Raleigh close in on the finish line in Saturday's Blindfolded Dinghy Race at Sea Harbour marina. Strong rowing and naval architecture - it was the only hardsided lightweight dink competing - made for the couple's 2nd win in 2 years.
North winds again flood Hodges Street near the Oriental harbor. That meant a balancing act for a Bean customer who wanted a Saturday morning coffee -- and dry feet.
There are Bristol Channel Cutters, and there are pilot house boats. Usually there aren’t the same boat. This one is (and looks OK too). Rogue, hailing port Stuart, FL, staying for the night at the Oriental Marina Inn docks.
Visiting Town Dock is Novella, a solar power boat. Novella started life as a J-29 sailboat. With 2,800 watts of solar on the "bimini", it is pushed by an electric outboard. Gary Minnick is the solo crew. The boat is bound north for home... Long Island.
The Edge, a C&C 35 captained by Mark Baldridge came in 1st in Jib & Main A in this weekend’s Hope Regatta. (Doug King photo)
Firefighters from Oriental’s Station 19 get in some training Saturday at the longtime home of the late Ned and Libby Delamar. The Delamar family made the house available for training several fire departments in the county, ending with Saturday’s intentionally set fire.
Just a couple years ago there were three ducks that lived in & toured Oriental's harbor. They weren't shy. Kinda miss those ducks.
Most of the turtles we've seen lately do a stiff-hinged stride on their four plodding legs. Then there's the "beautiful swimmer" as Elaine D'Arienzo calls the turtle that showed up in Whittaker Creek's east fork yesterday. It also answers to Chelonia mydas or green sea turtle, which suggests it is a fair ways from home. (Photo: E. D'Arienzo)
A big rag doll and fire training. Firefighters with the SE Pamlico Volunteer Fire Dept carry out a “rescue” during training exercises this spring in downtown Oriental. What had been the longtime home of Ned and Libby Delamar has been used for Station 19 training for months. That ends Saturday when the building will be set ablaze and the volunteer firefighters will get a chance to put it out.
DeflateGate hits Oriental. Some boat trips bring, “Mama said there’d be days like this” to mind. This was the scene Wednesday afternoon at the Midyette Street Wildlife Ramp. According to those on the scene, a man had taken his boat out for the first time today when it took on water. The Coast Guard assisted in getting boat and crew back to the ramp. (Photos: Dino Harrell)