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Chris Daniels Talks SilosPalooza 2019 | May 23, 2019

Chris Daniels talks about SilosPalooza 2019 – it’s this Saturday.

Cygnet, Tender To Swan Song | May 22, 2019

Often a camera is attracted to a traditional wood rowing dinghy. This morning brought a different view. Cygnet is a jet drive dinghy hanging from the back of a visiting Grand Banks trawler. Click the pic for the big view and a look inside Cygnet.

Rusty Trike Bike at Oriental Harbor Marina | May 21, 2019

Exposure to the salt and sun put some rust on this bike bell. It’s on the (equally rusty) handle of a tricycle parked on C dock at Oriental Harbor Marina. Click for the bigger pic and more.

AV-8B Harrier Jet Taking Off at Cherry Point | May 20, 2019

This is a 2016 file photo of an AV-8B Harrier taking off at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. An AV-8B Harrier crashed Monday evening near the Cherry Branch Ferry, about 4 miles from the Cherry Point runways. The pilot ejected safely. More details below. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson)

Miss Amanda In The Harbor | May 20, 2019

As summer approaches, so does shrimp season. Shrimp season causes the visiting fleet to grow in the harbor. Here Miss Amanda (hailing port Newport NC) rests at the Garland Fulcher docks.

Scenes From A Show: Jeff Little Trio | May 19, 2019

Scenes from a show: The back stage view of the Jeff Little Trio.. they played at the Red Rooster Saturday night.

Trawlers Three: Miss Nicole, Capt Cecil, Wanda Gail. | May 18, 2019

Trawler Capt Cecil is blushing, squeezed in by Miss Nicole and Wanda Gail.

Calendar Girls @ The Old Theater May 17 | May 17, 2019

The naughty folk at the Old Theater are showing Calendar Girls. Tonight. 7:30p. Tickets 6 bucks, includes fresh popped popcorn.
You can leave at the back door so the neighbors won’t know.

Mudfog Cove in the Anchorage | May 16, 2019

Mudfog Cove is among the visiting sailing vessels in the anchorage this morning.

Misto Returns | May 15, 2019

Ros and Howard Cheetham left Oriental in November 2016 on their Nautitech 442 Misto with a plan to sail around the world. Some Oriental residents joined them on different legs of their journey. Less than three years later they’ve returned, circumnavigation complete. Click for the bigger picture and more.

A Finished Pier | May 14, 2019

Lou Mac Pier. Hurricane Florence took out the pier in September. Now, it’s back. And with ADA compliant hog slats – no more wheelchair or bike tires (or animal paws) going through the slats. Click for the bigger pic and more.

Alejuela 38 Plelone | May 13, 2019

The bowsprit of visiting Alajuela 38 Plelone at the Oriental Marina docks. Her home port is Belfast, Maine.

Spring Sunset Over Oriental | May 12, 2019

Spring sunset over Oriental.

Black Velvet Beef | May 11, 2019

Village Gallery’s Black Velvet event was high society in our low lying town Friday. Chef Bob’s beef was rated c’est magnifique by TownDock’s haughty food critic. (click pic for the big view and more artsy visions)

Lady Catherine At Sunrise | May 10, 2019

Lady Catherine visits the Oriental Marina docks for an evening. The lass is a 1947 Trumpy, 60 ft.

Trawler Chaz's Toy | May 9, 2019

Trawler Chaz’s Toy at the Point Pride Seafood docks (next to town dock #2.) The last large trawler in this spot, the Lady Deborah, was treated to a new coat of paint. Click to see the bigger picture and more.

Mother Land Dance Comes Saturday To The Old Theater | May 8, 2019

Sunday is Mother’s Day… but Saturday night is Mother Land at the Old Theater. In Mother Land, the performers (Wendy Osserman and Danielle Madrid) use words and movement to muse on motherhood. Tickets $15, at Nautical Wheelers and online at www.oldtheater.org.

Lilies On South Water Street | May 6, 2019

Lilies in full spring bloom at the Blue Bottle Gardens on South Water St. (click for the big view and more lilies)

Coconut Gorilla at the Yard Sale | May 6, 2019

The annual Town Wide Yard Sale had many treasures on sale – this gorilla carved from a coconut was one of them. Story coming. Click for the bigger picture.

Prinses Mia & Ruby Putman at town dock | May 5, 2019

Oriental has an international airport…. the town dock. Visiting this morning are Canadian vessel Ruby Putman and Dutch vessel Prinses Mia.

Morning HarborCam | May 5, 2019

Sunday morning HarborCam

The Yard Sale 2019 Has Begun | May 4, 2019

Found at the Town Wide Yard Sale – an office accessory that you have somehow gone through life without. (click for the big view and more yard sale stuff)

C-Dory LT Looper | May 3, 2019

C-Dory’s are not an uncommon site as small boat for the Great Loop. L.T. Looper is at the town dock this morning.

May Evening Harbor | May 2, 2019

Drone Amelia caught a different view of the harbor last evening: three visiting sailboats at town dock #2. Adjacent is the trawler Chaz’s Toy. Click for the bigger image and the broad harbor views.

Great Loop on a Jet Ski | May 1, 2019

Loopers – those that travel on The Great Loop – have arrived on everything from sailboats, to trawlers, to a kayak. John Longino arrived on a two-seater jet ski. He’s just a few days into his trip (he left from Georgia) and, at 68, thinks he may be the oldest person to attempt it on such a vessel. He doesn’t know if he’ll make it to the end, but that’s not the point. He just wants to try. Click for the bigger picture and more.

Labyrinth Dedication Video | April 30, 2019

Oriental United Methodist Church has been building a Labyrinth since 2018. Last weekend, it was dedicated to the community. Click to watch.

Honeydew Cucumber Mint | April 29, 2019

A beverage option at Sunday’s Labyrinth Dedication. A dose of cucumber mint can protect a proper southern lady from the perils of sunshine exhaustion. (click for the ever so big honeydew view)

Community Labyrinth Sign | April 28, 2019

It’s been over a year getting it designed & built. Today at 3p the Community Labyrinth will be formally dedicated. It is just across from Lou Mac Park. You’re invited.