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Trawler Tiki Hut at the dock | September 24, 2020

Trawler Tiki Hut is at the town dock. It has some non-standard features, including a list of visited ports hand painted across the top and a statue on the bow. Click for the big pic and more

Barnacles at Styrontown Beach | September 23, 2020

TownDock.net photographer Ben Casey went for a walk on Styrontown Beach after the recent high waters. He found barnacles, driftwood, and more. Click here to see it all.

View From The Bridge - Nimble Trawler Vamoose | September 22, 2020

The view from the bridge – Nimble Trawler Vamoose underway.

High Water Wake on Hodges St. | September 21, 2020

High water did not stop a truck passing over Hodges Street Sunday. Reports are a car (with significantly lower ground clearance) attempted the maneuver soon after, coming to rest near Marsha’s Cottage after failing to proceed. (click for the big wake view)

High Water Whaler | September 20, 2020

Taken at 2:30p Sunday afternoon, two Boston Whaler captains take advantage of Hodges Street’s short term alternative transportation features. The wind tide high water was about up to Hodges at South Water St.

Southern Hellcats @ The Tiki Bar | September 20, 2020

Southern Hellcats debuted Saturday night at the Tiki Bar. The rockabilly themed band is scheduled to play again Saturday Sept 26 for the second Pirate Jam off Teachs Point. Southern Hellcats is Chris Daniels (guitar), Mike Ferrara (drums) and Phillip Alcock (bass).

The Greek Gods | September 19, 2020

Now that we’re into the Greek alphabet for storms, a quick review of Greek Gods is in order. The guy at top left is Zeus, God of thunder. Don’t make him mad.

Wet Weekend Fashion | September 18, 2020

Wet weather fashion.

Gallery Auction Last Day | September 17, 2020

Mermaids, buoys, a crab and a wine rack with glasses (you’ll have to supply your own wine). They’re all up for grabs in at the Village Gallery Online Auction. Click here to see all the items including jewelry, ceramic arts, and a vacation to Cabo San Lucas. Auction ends Friday at 5p.

Whittaker Point nearly complete | September 16, 2020

The restoration of Whittaker Point is more than 80% complete. Click the video to take a look.

Whittaker Point early morning | September 14, 2020

Restoration at Whittaker Point is more than 80% complete, said Town Manager Diane Miller recently. Crews are done laying granite along the shore. Plantings – used to stabilize the shore – went in last week, but recent rains relocated many of them. Crews are back today, replanting the shoreline. Next project on Whittaker Point’s restoration list: oyster shell beds inside the point.

Hurricane Paulette Over Bermuda | September 14, 2020

At 5a this morning Hurricane Paulette is right over Bermuda. Look closely and you can see the entire Island of Bermuda is in the eye.

Sunday HarborCam | September 13, 2020

Sunday HarborCam

Heron at Oriental Harbor Marina | September 12, 2020

Seen near A dock at Oriental Harbor Marina.

Ocean Villa @ Baja Peninsula | September 11, 2020

This is not from a part of Smith Creek that you haven’t yet explored. This would be an ocean villa atop the Baja Peninsula at Cabo San Lucas. If you’re navigating, that’s 22.89° N, 109.92° W. A week at this villa is among the items up for bid at the Black Velvet online auction – it starts today. Have a tempting click.

Sunrise from SV Minerva | September 10, 2020

Around 6:30 this morning, the crew of SV Minerva, anchored in the harbor, were treated to a stunning sunrise over Oriental. (Shawna Smith photo)

Paddling in Oriental Harbor | September 9, 2020

Bags at his station in the bow of George Midyette’s canoe, serving as lookout as George paddles along the waterfront. click for the big pic and more

Everybody Sucks 2020 | September 8, 2020

It’s difficult to find a non-partisan sign, but one may have been discovered. This is on the Janiero Road near Dawsons Creek.

SV Ness | September 7, 2020

Seen out in the anchorage: SV Ness. Hailing from Port Townsend, WA, the 44 ft ketch was built in 2000. Current captain Phillip Sax has been sailing her since 2014. click pic for the big view and more

South Avenue Sunrise | September 6, 2020

Sunrise, viewed from South Avenue. (Frank Roe photo)

Marker Two On Perch Duty | September 5, 2020

On the Oriental channel, marker #2 also serves as a frequent perch. (Andrea Bruce photo)

Capt Jeff Brings In Shrimp | September 4, 2020

It’s still shrimp season… trawlers bring in their catch on Fridays to the docks.

Bourbon Street | September 3, 2020

Hot. Humid. Heat Index values in the low 110s. Don’t be sad – this normal weather some places. Let your brain take you to Bourbon Street.

Annie in Whittaker Creek | September 2, 2020

SV Annie in Whittaker Creek at sunrise. Annie is a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser, and one of two camper cruisers that visited Oriental this Spring. Read the story here. (Steve Earley photo)

Introducing Whittacam | September 1, 2020

There’s a new view on TownDock. WhittaCam brings you an outlook on Whittaker Pointe Marina and the Whittaker Creek Channel entrance, with the Neuse River in the background. There’s a new photo every 5 minutes. Click here for the Whittacam page.

Camper Cruiser SV Spartina | August 31, 2020

A star on the bow of the SV Spartina. Steve Earley cruised Spartina, a John Welsford Pathfinder, into Oriental while on a 10 day cruise in the Sound. The vessel is 17’4”, and has no cabin. During his cruises, Steve puts up a canvas, rolls out a sleeping mat, and camps out under the stars. click for a bigger pic and more

Four Disturbances On The Atlantic | August 30, 2020

There are four (count ‘em, 4) potential storm systems on the Atlantic. The one likely to happen soon shouldn’t be an issue – it would form near the FL/GA/SC coasts – and then track northeast and out to sea. Any potential local effects would be from outer bands, assuming that track proves correct. More info in the Hurricane Center.

Chair at Lou Mac Park | August 29, 2020

It’s Saturday. Could be a good opportunity to relax. The chairs in Lou Mac Park are waiting.