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Everything. Everywhere. Trailer. | September 23, 2023

Everything. Everywhere. All At Once. Playing Sunday 3p, at Oriental’s Old Theater.

Cars Are Not Good Boats | September 23, 2023

If you don’t know how deep the water is, stop. This car tried its way on North St Friday evening… Ophelia’s surge stopped it cold. Cars are not good boats. (Jim Edwards photo)

Ophelia Morning Flooding | September 23, 2023

While surge levels are way down – there still was flooding Saturday morning. Levels about 2 1/2 feet high. The truck in the photo is a dead truck… it appears a driver drove into high waters. FYI, cars and trucks are not good boats. It’s not the only high water dead vehicle this morning in Oriental.

Tropical Storm Ophelia Path | September 21, 2023

Saturday at 5a: Tropical Storm Ophelia, 70mph winds.

Transom: Scrimshaw | September 21, 2023

SV Scrimshaw at Pecan Grove Marina.

Kirk On The Bridge | September 20, 2023

Kirk on the bridge. You can be a Captain too, and you don’t have to qualify for the Federation Academy. All about Captain’s licenses, in the Captain’s Blog.

Tug at the Greens Creek Lunch Meeting | September 19, 2023

Tug, Chief Morale Officer at Bow to Stern, indicates a nap – not a race – should be next on the Greens Creek Regatta agenda.

Greens Creek under the Bridge | September 18, 2023

From Saturday’s Greens Creek Challenge: sailors head to the starting line on the town side of the Oriental bridge.

Greens Creek Regatta Capsize | September 16, 2023

Capsize recovery was among the skills deployed Saturday in the annual Greens Creek Challenge Regatta.

Lucille Truitt Retrospective | September 15, 2023

Lucille Truitt was a self-taught artist who lived and worked in Oriental, painting scenes of everyday life in the town. Saturday, Oriental’s History Museum will have a collection of her work on display. Her daughter, Mayor Sally Belangia, will be there from 2-4p to answer questions and discuss her mother’s work.

MV Liz at Dawn | September 14, 2023

MV Liz, dawn on the Neuse.

Sunrise Cormorants, Waning Moon | September 13, 2023

Cormorants hang out on Marker 6 pre-dawn.

Fog, Boat, and the Birds | September 12, 2023

Sailboat at rest, just outside Oriental’s harbor.

9/11 Flag of SPVFD | September 11, 2023

The flag flying over the Oriental free dock was gifted to the South Pamlico Volunteer Department – it flew over the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA. It will stay there all day as part of SPVFDs observance of the 9/11 attacks.

9/11 Moment of Silence 2023 - HarborCam view | September 11, 2023

HarborCam view of South Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department observing the national moment of silence for victims of the September 11 attacks.

Trawler Sunrise | September 10, 2023

A trawler departs Oriental at sunrise.

Hurricane Lee's forecast turns more north | September 9, 2023

Hurricane Lee’s official NHC forecast now clearly showing a turn north. The forecast is indicating Lee’s path will stay offshore of the US east coast. Longer term computer models (unofficial) predict a route to Atlantic Canada/Nova Scotia. More on Hurricane Lee at this link.

Hurricane Lee's forecast turns north | September 9, 2023

Hurricane Lee’s official NHC forecast now clearly showing a turn north. The forecast is indicating Lee’s path will likely stay offshore of the US east coast. Longer term computer models (unofficial) predict a route to Atlantic Canada/Nova Scotia. More on Hurricane Lee at this link.

Computer Models Plus NHC Official Forecast | September 8, 2023

This is the NHC official forecast (5p Friday), overlaid over unofficial long term computer models. While we’ll remain nervous until the official forecast totally turns north, the positive news is that almost all the long term computer models project that Hurricane Lee will turn north, missing the US mid-atlantic coast.

Oriental Bridge Supports | September 7, 2023

Underneath the Oriental bridge. (Ashley Haley Photo)

HarborCam | September 7, 2023 Arrow, Boat Cat of Rendova | September 5, 2023

Cat Arrow likes to keeps watch on his human, Stu. He’ll find the right perch, even while driving. Arrow is Mr. September, the TownDock Pet of the Month.

Gull on Marker 1 | September 4, 2023

Gull keeping watch at Whittaker Creek channel. (Click for the big view, scroll for more.)

Sunrise from Pecan Grove | September 3, 2023

A late summer sunrise, viewed from Pecan Grove. (Jens-Peter Berndt photo)

Storm Idalia Rain Prediction | August 30, 2023

Rain from Storm Idalia’s visit is now projected to bring 6-8 inches.

Arrow The Cat, Pondering The Harbor | August 29, 2023

A cat on a leash. Yup, and he arrives @ The Bean for coffee every morning on a bicycle. OK, there is a human that pedals the bicycle. This is Arrow.

Idalia's Forecast Moves South | August 28, 2023

Idalia’s forecast track has moved south since Sunday (a bit farther away from our fair city). That said, we are still in the potential forecast cone… this forecast could move back n’ forth as the storm approaches.

Heron @ The Breakwater | August 25, 2023

A heron takes off at Oriental’s harbor breakwater.

Give 'em Hell, Harry: Lady Astor | August 24, 2023

Harry Truman (played by Clifton Truman Daniel) recounts a meeting between Winston Churchill and Lady Astor. Clifton brings his grandfather’s story to The Old Theater this Saturday and Sunday, in Give ‘em Hell, Harry! Find out more here here.

Loon II | August 23, 2023

Bow sprit of junk-rigged Loon II anchored in Oriental’s harbor. Home port: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. (Click for the big picture and more Loon views.)

Trawl Doors of Florence Hill | August 22, 2023

The trawl doors of Florence Hill. They’re what keeps the fishing nets open when pulled through the water.

Formosa 41 Ketch | August 21, 2023

At the town dock, a 1970s Formosa 41 ketch. Some folks worry they won’t have anything to do. With this much teak, that may not be a problem. (click for more ketchy pics)

Bound For Ice Cream Harbor | August 20, 2023

Intent eyes, bound for an ice cream reward. Every Friday afternoon during summer, Bow To Stern’s youth sailors celebrate the week with a sail to the harbor. At the harbor… The Bean. Ice cream. This photo was from this past Friday… the last day of youth sailing for the 2023 season.

Rainbow & The Bridge | August 17, 2023

A rainbow frames the village & bridge. (Joseph Carl photo)

Invests On The Atlantic | August 17, 2023

Two potential storm systems are now on the Atlantic, both with a 60% chance of forming in the next 7 days. Invest 99 curently has more potential to reach our shores. More info in the Hurricane Center.

Rubber Duck with Amp | August 16, 2023

Some bands have roadies. Built for Comfort had a rubber duck. The Greenville band headlined Silospalooza this year, playing blues, rock and Americana.

Webb and the Kitten | August 15, 2023

The kitten and the kid. Visitor Webb White patiently befriends of one of the Garland Fulcher Seafood kittens.

Shades and Watermelon at the Watermelon Social | August 14, 2023

Staying cool. Looking cool. Sunday was the annual Bond Watermelon Social.

Austin Healy Grill | August 14, 2023

The grill of an Austin Healy Mk III, one of nine cars that gathered Saturday in Oriental for a British Car Rally. Click pic for a closer view (more brit pics coming).

Watermelon Sunday Today | August 13, 2023

It’s Watermelon Sunday @ The Bonds today. Everyone’s invited. You’d think there would be some discernment, but everyone even includes you. Just head to to the Bonds’ yard at Neuse & Ragan. It all starts at 4p.

Sky Over the Oriental Bridge Aug 2023 | August 11, 2023

Mom Nature was showing off Thursday night. The sky over the Oriental Bridge just after 8p.

Saxophone Keys | August 10, 2023

Keys on a soprano saxophone. It belongs to Jim Durham, director of the Pamlico County High School band. Jim is asking for your help and participation to keep the Arts in Pamlico Schools. See below.

E1 Fire Truck at Station 19 | August 9, 2023

South Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department houses nine emergency vehicles, including a truck for brush fires, one with a large capacity water tank, and others carrying both fire and medical supplies. Sunday evening, the trucks were on display outside Station 19.

MV Mary Lea Tours the Harbor | August 8, 2023

MV Mary Lea and crew on tour in Oriental’s harbor.

Chair at the Garland Fulcher fish house | August 7, 2023

At the Garland Fulcher Seafood docks, a chair to meditate and consider life.

Marker 8 Sunrise | August 6, 2023

Sunrise, from marker #8 on the Oriental channel.

SV Amber | August 3, 2023

At the Oriental Marina Inn docks: SV Amber, a wooden ketch hailing from Washington, DC. (click pic for more Amber views)

Trawler Florence Hill | August 1, 2023

A few decades ago smaller fishing trawlers were more the norm in Oriental’s harbor. Not so much now, so this sweet lil’ vessel stands out: Florence Hill, at the Garland Fulcher docks.