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Ice Dragon | December 3, 2020

Overnight, the duck pond’s only anchored resident became frozen in place. Covered in the first frost of the season, the now Ice Dragon was stuck.

Wanda Gail II on Maneuvers | December 2, 2020

The Wanda Gail II broadside in Oriental Harbor this afternoon. She maneuvered away from the Garland Fulcher docks, and headed out to go fishing.

Core Sound Sunrise | December 1, 2020

It’s sunrise at the Billy Smith fish house on Core Sound, across from Drum Inlet. The photograph is by Ben Casey – from the new book Core Sound People – just published. More info at coresoundpeople.com.

No Brain, No Pain | December 1, 2020

No Brain, No Pain. This is a fishing vessel in the harbor at Atlantic (population 458), on the Core Sound. The photograph is by Ben Casey – from the new book Core Sound People – just published. More info at coresoundpeople.com.

Seagulls Land On Ferry Liferaft | November 30, 2020

As storm clouds approach Sunday evening, seagulls gather on a life raft canister onboard the Minnesott Beach ferry. (photo by Lea Conder, age 7)

Morning Heron On The Duck Pond | November 29, 2020

Heron on the Duck Pond, Sunday morning. (Homer Walden photo)

Mailbox Lure | November 28, 2020

Seen in the Village: a mailbox lure.

A Unicorn on a Bike | November 27, 2020

Spotted at the Thanksgiving Bike Ride: Pink-tire unicorn bicyclist speeds by the waterfront.

Thanksgiving Day Bike Ride 2020 | November 26, 2020

The youngest Thanksgiving Day Bike riders lead the pack on the way back from Whittaker Creek.

Turkey On A Bicycle | November 26, 2020

A turkey on a bicycle? Happy Thanksgiving dear reader. Bike rides today at 9a & 10a. (Laura Turgeon drawing – click turkey for the big view)

SV Das Boot | November 25, 2020

Das Boot…now above water.

Bohemian Minou | November 24, 2020

Reflections of the stern of Bohemian Minou, a 45’ Leopard catamaran visiting the town dock. (click pic for more Minou views)

Fish Shack Gets New Paint | November 23, 2020

The Garland Fulcher Seafood Fish Market on Hodges Street is getting a new coat of paint, and additional mural work this week, with the help of a young artist. FYI, the market is open special hours for Thanksgiving week – open this week Tuesday & Wednesday 10a-5p, and again Friday & Saturday. Click for the bigger pic and more.

Marker One Birds | November 22, 2020

Birds alight from Marker One on the Oriental channel.

OYC Saturday Morning | November 21, 2020

Saturday morning view at OYC – Oriental Yacht Club on the harbor.

Oyster Shoveling at Whittaker Point | November 20, 2020

Whittaker Point Restoration project engineer Brian Rubino shovels loose oyster shells from a barge. Volunteers and project managers worked together on Tuesday to spread oyster shells along the shoreline and under sills – one of the last phases of the restoration project.

Oysters Shoveling at Whittaker Point | November 19, 2020

On Wednesday, volunteers from Oriental met at Whittaker Point with gloves, waders, and shovels at the ready. From 9a to 2p, they shifted shucked oyster shells onto the shoreline inside Whittaker Point. Click for the bigger pic, and the volunteers in action.

Booms | November 18, 2020

Small boat booms at Bow To Stern Boating, waiting for spring.

November Morning at the Labyrinth | November 17, 2020

Pondering your place in the universe? Perhaps the answer is revealed here… it’s the community labyrinth just after sunrise Tuesday morning.

Line Across the Garland Fulcher Docks | November 16, 2020

Lines from fishing trawlers stretched across the Garland Fulcher docks on Saturday morning. (click for the bigger pic)

Frances Mae reflects | November 15, 2020

MV Frances Mae reflects on a still Oriental harbor. Frances Mae was built by hand for the North Carolina Coastal Heritage Association. She was launched in 2017.

Fishing Vessel Kaho | November 14, 2020

At Oriental Harbor Marina, the converted fishing trawler Kaho. click for the big pic and more

Happy Friday The 13th | November 13, 2020

Today is November 13. It’s a Friday. It might have some special meaning.

Radar - Mid Atlantic | November 12, 2020

It’s the mid-atlantic weather radar view with a closer view of Tropical Storm Eta moving over us. Click image for the big animated view, and also other radar views: National Weather Radar, Southeast Weather Radar, and Newport/Morehead City Weather Radar.

Southeast Weather Radar | November 12, 2020

Rain is here with more on the way. The rain bands from Tropical Storm Eta are in clear view from Southeast Weather Radar. Give the radar image a click for a larger & animated view, plus a look at National weather radar.

Paddleboard sailor & dog | November 11, 2020

A visiting sailor and his dog take a harbor tour via paddleboard. (click pic for more paddledog views)

Lighting up Oriental | November 10, 2020

The Spirit of Christmas is on, set for Dec 10-12. And while there have been some changes due to the pandemic, there is one bright new addition to the event. Read on to find out more.

M/V Notluf | November 9, 2020

A modified Plimsoll mark graces the side of Notluf. Used on cargo vessels to determine load limit, the mark often has the letters L R on either side of the circle – indicating Lloyd’s Register, a classification society for cargo vessels. On Notluf, Bill Fulton has replaced L R with S M, the name of his marine insurance company: Smithwick & Mariners. Click for the bigger pic and more.