It's Thursday June 20, 2013
News From The Village Updated Almost Daily
A Horse In A Tree? | June 18, 2013
Have you seen a horse in a tree? No, you say? If you drive or bike or walk around Oriental, you have seen a horse in a tree.
Sadie, Pet of the Month, Walks The Dock | June 17, 2013
Sadie walks the dock near her home at a slip at SailCraft Marina. Sadie has been bestowed the honor of being Miss June, The Pet Of The Month.
OYC Shelter | June 16, 2013
Landmark on the Oriental harbor, the shelter at the Oriental Yacht Club.
Motor Sold | June 15, 2013
7:10a The Nautical Flea Market hadn’t quite started early this morning, but this motor didn’t know the official start time. It sold. Purchased by the second person to show up, from the first person to show up. Deals on old and not-so-old boat stuff this morning… it’s in the South Water St parking lot of the Provision Company. For another view from the market, click here.
Nautical Flea Market - Anchor Hammock | June 15, 2013
Phil Hoskins sets the anchor — with a minimum of scope — for a hammock he’s selling at this morning’s Nautical Flea Market. A visiting sailor from England, he’s also selling the anchor.
US Flag At Bridge | June 14, 2013
The flag usually associated with the Oriental bridge flies from the uppermost point of the span. Flags do pass beneath it on boats, too, as was the case with this one. Today is Flag Day 2013… the US flag became official on June 14, 1777.
Karen Van Gamper's "Oriental Morning" | June 13, 2013
Karen Van Gamper’s “Oriental Morning” on display at the Village Gallery. If you looked through the Gallery’s windows, across the street to the harbor, you might see the same scene – a different boat, perhaps, but the same scene.
Light Air and Spinnakers | June 12, 2013
Light air on the Pamlico Sound Sunday… and spinnakers trying to catch it. (More photos from the racing weekend are here.)
Leukemia Cup 2013: Lookout | June 11, 2013
In Sunday’s Leukemia Cup racing, Jerry Dasson stood lookout on the bow of his boat to see what was ahead. That’s helpful info to have in the tight quarters of the race. What’s ahead are more photos of the race…
Leukemia Cup 2013: Spinnakers | June 10, 2013
A cluster of spinnakers at a mark before the winds fizzled on Sunday, the final day of the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Those low winds were a contrast to Saturday’s gusty and choppy race course. Despite the extremes of sailing conditions, the weekend was a success in raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of NC. (For another view from the Sunday race, click here.)
Leukemia Cup 2013: Red Spinnaker | June 10, 2013
A spinnaker ghosts toward the finish line in Sunday’s Leukemia Cup Racing on the Neuse River near River Dunes. The winds had been more favorable earlier in Sunday’s racing, though nothing like Saturday’s pounding weather.
Committee Boat Flag | June 9, 2013
10:02a Live from the Committee Boat – it is the orange flag in place for the starting line of today’s race in the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Winds are a much more manageable 10-15 mph. After the races the awards ceremony is 2p today under the tent at River Dunes.
Leukemia Cup Regatta 2013: Boats Departing River Dunes Canal | June 9, 2013
Four boats in the canal leading from River Dunes heading out to the Neuse River on Saturday morning for Day One of the Leukemia Cup Regatta. The competition resumes this morning, with the awards ceremony this afternoon.
Leukemia Cup Regatta 2013: Passing Green Marker 1, Broad Creek | June 8, 2013
Boats in this weekend’s Leukemia Cup Regatta headed out from River Dunes to the sail course on the Neuse for the first day of racing this morning. Out on the river, the crews would find conditions that were much windier and choppier. The Regatta continues tomorrow on the river. Tonight, there’s the Shore Party at River Dunes. Tix are still available.
Tropical Storm Andrea: Cutter In Anchorage | June 8, 2013
The scene at the edge of Oriental’s anchorage where a visiting cutter dropped anchor to ride out Tropical Storm Andrea. Behind it, beyond the breakwater, another small sailboat headed in – it too would drop a hook in the anchorage. The visiting boats held fast. Two other vessels, anchored since the beginning of the year, ran aground in the strong winds, one after its anchor line snapped. (For a view of the other visiting boat, click here.)
Tropical Storm Andrea: Calmer In The Anchorage | June 8, 2013
A visiting boat, Nereid, moments after clearing the Oriental breakwater and getting in to the anchorage Friday morning as Tropical Storm Andrea started hitting hard. This and another visiting boat dropped anchor near the channel to ride out the storm. Beyond the breakwater, the white caps were plentiful.
Tropical Storm Andrea: Oriental's Anchorage | June 7, 2013
In Oriental’s anchorage this afternoon, Tropical Storm Andrea wreaked havoc on some of the boats that have been at anchor since the beginning of the year. The red boat, Primadona, went aground. (An unattended boat had its anchor line snap and drifted til it ran aground, too.) A visiting boat (in background) that dropped anchor this morning held fast.. (For another view of Andrea off of Lou Mac Park, click here.)
Tropical Storm Andrea: On The Neuse | June 7, 2013
On the Neuse River off of Lou Mac Park and the Oriental waterfront this afternoon, white caps formed and waves hit the shore hard. Storm surge was not a problem, as the southern winds were pushing water up and out of the river. But the scene provided drama nonetheless.
Andrea On Weather Radar | June 7, 2013
Tropical Storm Andrea shows her wet stuff on the Southeast Weather Radar.
Andrea Thursday 4pm | June 6, 2013