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It's Thursday March 30, 2023

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Deerstalker Chloe | March 28, 2023

The game is afoot. Award winning dog Chloe (best costume) in the 2023 Pet Parade. See the odd dogs & humans in the PAWS Pet Parade report.

Triceratops Dog Yondu | March 27, 2023

Yondu sports fashionable triceratops head gear. Yondu showed off and walked in Saturday’s PAWS Pet Parade – story coming.

Dragon Burn Tonight | March 25, 2023

The Dragon Burn happens tonight after sunset. It’s the Pamlico County Arts Council membership drive. $25 for individuals, $50 for families – it gets you a year long membership in the Arts Council and entry to the Dragon Burn. Buy your membership at the gate, or get yours online here.

Lion Maya at the 2016 Pet Parade | March 24, 2023

Maya the Lion. She won the Wild Beast award at the 2016 PAWS Pet Parade. This Saturday is the 2023 PAWS Pet Parade in Lou Mac Park at 10a. Dress up, bribe the judge, and take a chance at winning an award. It supports the Pamlico Animal Welfare Society and their mission.

Pepita at Dusk | March 23, 2023

The 1980 Reinke Taranga 33 Pepita in the Oriental harbor at dusk. Read about her in The Shipping News.

Going to Shore | March 22, 2023

Tim Sussmann heads to shore. Meet Tim and SV Pepita in The Shipping News.

SV Pepita, Anchored in Oriental Harbor | March 21, 2023

SV Pepita, anchored in Oriental Harbor. Pepita and her captain, Tim Sussmann, sailed up from Guatemala. Bound for New York, a brief encounter with Oriental’s bridge altered their plans. Their story is coming.

Marker 8 @ Sunrise, For the Birds | March 20, 2023

Birds like sunrise too. Dawn view at Marker #8, Oriental channel.

Puddles - a plein air painting by Susan Cheatham | March 18, 2023

Puddles… a plein air painting by Susan Cheatham. Susan is the March Artist Of The Month at Village Gallery.

Range Markers, Skeleton Towers, Seagull Painter | March 17, 2023

A range marker near the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort, NC. There are two markers: one short and one tall. Navigators line them up vertically to keep their vessels within the navigable channel. (Click for the big view and more.)

NC State Cold Training Day | March 15, 2023

Finishing up sailing on a windy day – the NC State Sailpack sailors head back to shore. They are spending their Spring Break in Oriental, training for upcoming regattas. It’s all based at Bow To Stern Boating. (Click for the big picture and more.)

Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra Album Release | March 14, 2023

Rebekka Nilsson, Joakim Borgen, & Moa Meinich. Members of the Norwegian bluegrass band Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra. They played in Oriental at the 2022 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival. They’ve just released a live album. Have a listen below.

Sunrise through a ferry window | March 12, 2023

Before the day got wet: Sunrise Sunday morning on the ferry Neuse, departing Minnesott Beach.

Painting: How To Repair A Friendship | March 10, 2023

How To Repair A Friendship – a painting by Marguerite Chadwick-Juner, at Oriental’s Village Gallery.

Sunrise on the Neuse | March 8, 2023

A late winter sunrise on the Neuse.

Tug Demands Your Attention | March 7, 2023

Don’t just sit there, fawn over me. Meet Mister March – Tug is Pet Of The Month.

SV Kestrel @ the Town Dock | March 6, 2023

SV Kestrel, resting in a still Oriental harbor Monday morning.

Sea, Sky, Marker, Cormorant | March 4, 2023

Still water morning at marker #8.

Tug and the Ball | March 2, 2023

Tug. Chief Morale Officer. Philosopher. Gentleman of leisure. He’s the March Pet of the Month.

Keith Bruno & Parrot Val | March 1, 2023

Warmer days bring the parrots out on the deck at Endurance Seafood. Here Keith Bruno talks fishin’ on the phone, while parrot Val assists.

Red Marker Cormorant | February 28, 2023

A cormorant hangs out on a Pecan Grove channel marker.

Two boats and a flock of birds | February 26, 2023

Sunrise on a wispy cloud, foggy morning, flock of birds, boat-in-the-fog kind of day. (To see the birds and boat better, click for the big view)

Birds, Boat, and Water | February 24, 2023

An anchored sailboat. The glow of sunrise. A flock of birds underway. It’s another morning on the Neuse.

Hannah aboard SV Surprise | February 23, 2023

Hannah Miller (and her partner Erick) live and cruise aboard a 1967 wooden ketch named Surprise – it’s in The Shipping News.

Hannah on the Bowsprit of Surprise | February 22, 2023

S/V Surprise crew member Hannah Miller on the bowsprit. Surprise and her crew were on their way to the Bahamas when they stopped in Oriental. Read about the wooden ketch in the latest Shipping News.
Lou Mac Size Limits | February 21, 2023

Lou Mac pier is a popular fishing spot. As such, one helpful soul sketched out the size limits for speckled trout and red drum. (click for the big view and more)

Bridge Inspection Feb 2023 | February 20, 2023

The Oriental bridge is just one lane of traffic. It’s because the bridge is getting inspected, a mission the state hires out every few years to make sure the bridge is safe (the last inspection was April 2021). The work is expected to be completed Monday. Crews are still out working today. (click photo for more views)

The Bridge @ Sunset | February 19, 2023

The Oriental bridge @ sunset, a drone’s eye view.

Itchy Cormorant on Marker #8 | February 17, 2023

An itch that has to be scratched. This cormorant was hanging out on top of Marker #8 one early morning. (Click for the big view and more.)

Sunrise View From Pecan Grove | February 16, 2023

Sunrise view from Pecan Grove Marina

Plimsoll Painter | February 15, 2023

It looks like it could be a secret message to the Aztec illuminati. It’s actually a Plimsoll Line. Get your nautical painted line education in this month’s Captain’s Blog.

Sunset from Arapahoe Shore | February 14, 2023

Sunset over Arapahoe Shore, January 7 at 5:10p. (Dave Dewey photo)

Reflections of Trawler Miss Kayden | February 13, 2023

A reflection of trawler Miss Kayden. This photo is flipped… the “up” side is Miss Kayden reflected in a still Oriental harbor. (click pic for the big reflective view)

Billy Goats On Hwy 306 | February 12, 2023

Just off Hwy 306 south of Arapahoe, you might see two billy goats, doin’ what billy goats do. (Ben Casey photo)

Chaz's Toy & Lady Deborah on a Still Harbor | February 10, 2023

Chaz’s Toy and Lady Deborah on a still morning in Oriental’s harbor.

Cormorants Pecan Grove Channel | February 9, 2023

Cormorants resting on the Pecan Grove Channel markers, on a foggy Thursday morning. (Click for the big view and more)

No Fishing No Crabbing | February 8, 2023

Motor vessel Liz took a ride to the free day docks at Union Point Park in New Bern. While you can’t fish – or crab – you can exit the docks and walk into downtown New Bern.

Playing on the Rocks | February 7, 2023

Playing among the rocks near John Bond (Minuscule) Beach.

Hare Raising Cold Over Full Snow Moon | February 5, 2023

Sunday had what is called a ‘full snow moon’. Adding to that, Laura Turgeon sent along this note: “been hare raising cold of late.” To make it all make sense, Laura drew a hare. Raised over the snow moon. Might be influenced by it being the year of the rabbit. Happy day dear reader. (Click image for complete view. Laura Turgeon drawing.)

Red Rooster Sunset, January 2023 | February 3, 2023

Behind the Silos Restaurant sits the Red Rooster Bar and Stage. In the warmer months, the open air venue hosts music evening weekends and the Silospalooza Music Festival. In January, the evenings are a little quieter.

Thunderstriker Vent Cowl | February 2, 2023

Vent cowl on S/V Thunderstriker, a 44 foot ketch, crewed by two teenagers. It’s in the Shipping News.

Oyster Trawler in the January Fog | February 1, 2023

An oyster trawler out harvesting, on a foggy winter morning near Cedar Island. (Click for the big pic and more foggy morning views)

St Brendan Thunderstriker | January 31, 2023

St. Brendan the Navigator. He hangs below decks on SV Thunderstriker, a 44 foot ketch helmed by young brothers Dean and Eddie Tennant. Read about them in The Shipping News.

Red Dragon | January 30, 2023

A young dragon attendant marches in Saturday’s Chinese New Year Dragon Run.

Polar Plunge 2023 | January 29, 2023

Brave humans took part in the Polar Plunge Saturday at Oriental’s Miniscule Beach (officially John Bond Beach). 17 signed up, 15 went in (2 couldn’t make it). EMS was present (just in case). Thanks to thermal endurance, over 5k was raised. (click pic for more polar views)

Belted Kingfisher by the Duck Pond | January 28, 2023

A Belted Kingfisher surveys the Duck Pond.

Duck Pond Sunset | January 27, 2023

January sunset, viewed from the Duck Pond. (Bill Penkava photo)

Crashing Waves At Styrontown Beach | January 26, 2023

Crashing waves at Styrontown Beach as the storm approached Wednesday. (Ben Casey photo)