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Kingfisher By The Duck Pond | February 17, 2020

A Kingfisher on watch by Oriental’s Duck Pond.

Sunday Duck Talk | February 16, 2020

Ducks on the harbor, discussing the issues of the day.

Ice Cream Max | February 15, 2020

Max demonstrates a delicate method of dairy product consumption. Max, February’s Pet Of The Month.

Max At The Wheel | February 14, 2020

A man of sweet tastes, and bushy tailed pursuits. Making his debut on Valentine’s day, Mister February, Max.

Collin & Warren III | February 13, 2020

Collin & Warren III at the Garland Fulcher docks. The fishing trawler hails from up north: Pope Island, Massachusetts. Click for the bigger pic and more.

The calm after the storm | February 11, 2020

In this case, it’s the calm after the storm. Over the weekend winds peaked at over 50mph. Monday morning the harbor was like glass. The reflection of the Miss Kayden was hard to discern from the real thing.

Radar - Mid Atlantic | February 11, 2020

There’ some wet to our west. Mid Atlantic weather radar shows what’s coming…

Oriental Harbor Marina Low Water | February 10, 2020

Low water levels exposed the seawall at Oriental Harbor Marina Friday.

Dawson's Creek Low Water | February 9, 2020

Water levels are back near normal, but Friday afternoon levels were down 3 to 4 feet near the Dawson’s Creek bridge that left huge flats of sand high & dry. (Ed Plank photo)

PecanCam Sunrise | February 8, 2020
White Caps By South Avenue | February 7, 2020

White caps crest as wave pound into the breakwater by South Avenue Friday morning. (Homer Walden photo)

White Caps On The Harbor | February 7, 2020

Winds are blowing southwest – which targets waves right at Oriental’s harbor. The result this morning is waves & whitecaps – not normal in the inner harbor.

Garbacon Marker Returns | February 6, 2020

A member of the Instead of Football Regatta took out the Garbacon marker on New Year’s Day. At the time, it was replaced with a small can marker. Now, the fixed marker is back. Dino Harrell reported from his travels on the Neuse, “Not sure when it was restored, but I noticed it while out sailing yesterday.”

Super Bowl Tickets | February 5, 2020

Why are there Super Bowl tickets on the front page of TownDock? And after the big game? Read the story here.

Shahid And His Shovel | February 4, 2020

Sailor Shahid smiles at a simple thing – a small shovel for his new onboard wood stove. Shahid crossed the Atlantic on a 30’ boat to get here, and his voyage continues. Meet Shahid Khawaja in The Shipping News.

Sunrise over the Bridge February 2020 | February 3, 2020

Sunrise from the Oriental Bridge. (photo Pat Stockwell)

PecanCam Morning View | February 2, 2020
Reflections on the Duck Pond | February 1, 2020

Reflections on the Duck Pond

Dog Bonnie Small Observes Harbor | January 31, 2020

Dog citizen Bonnie Small observes the harbor from her Bean porch perch.

Half Full Water Glass | January 30, 2020

How much water? We’ll soon know. The water gauge at Lou Mac Pier will return in 2020.

MBGCC Might Have a New Owner | January 29, 2020

A new deal and a new owner for Minnesott Beach Golf & Country Club is nearly teed up. The story is here.

Dragon Team Member | January 28, 2020

On of the younger members of the Dragon Team, holding the Chinese Dragon aloft during Saturday’s Dragon Run. It’s Chinese New Year in Oriental – story here.

Smoking Dragon | January 27, 2020

On Saturday, before the Dragon burned, it breathed smoke and fire. Scenes from the Chinese New Year coming. click pic for the big view

2020 Year of the Rat Laura Turgeon | January 25, 2020

Today is the Chinese New Year… 2020 is the Year of the Rat. In Oriental, it’s celebrated with a Dragon Run at 2p and a Dragon Burn after sundown. click for the big rat view – (drawing by Laura Turgeon)

Lou Mac Park Pier and Satellite Transmitter | January 24, 2020

Lou Mac Park pier this morning. Hurricane Florence took out the water gauge in 2018. In 2019, there was hopeful waiting. In 2020, it will be back. Story coming.

January Jellyfish | January 23, 2020

Seen by the dinghy dock on Water St. this morning; a single jellyfish.

Blackbeard in Harbor | January 22, 2020

Visiting fishing trawler Blackbeard at the Garland Fulcher docks. Click for the big pic and a closer look

Dock cleat in the morning | January 21, 2020

The early morning view from the Oriental town dock.