BroJoe traveled farther down the coast this week. October is a perfect time to visit any of the North Carolina beaches.
Wrightsville Beach lifeguard stand at dawn:
Swansboro, NC, a lovely historical town which calls itself “the friendly city by the sea” is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the White Oak River.
Kitty Hawk, NC on the Outer Banks this weekend. BroJoe took this photo while he was out having lunch at a restaurant there.
Our mother would not have approved.
An Outer Banks view of the recent Blood Moon eclipse.
And now, on to current news. . .
Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC October 2, 2015. Not much going on.
Jim Cantori, what now?
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. – George Carlin
Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday.*
Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. » Zenna Scha
There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends. – Arnot Sheppard
If you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. – Ogden Nash
Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers. – The Simpsons
BroJoe says he’s found Big Foot, right there on the North Carolina coast.
Looks like a teddy bear picnic to me.
“Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.”
― James Rollins, Ice Hunt
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Just when you think summer may last forever, the calendar flips over to September. Occasionally, a hint of fall teases the air, but September temperatures at the beach usually soften to golden perfection. The days are noticeably shorter. BroJoe can sleep a bit longer and still be at the beach well before sunup.
The Autumnal Equinox will arrive on September 23. Once the -ber months begin, it still takes the ocean months to cool. September ocean temps are usually only three degrees less than those of August. By October, they drop about ten more, which still keeps them in the 70’s. The chilly temperatures arrive in Novem-brrr and Decem-brrr .
The beach belongs to the tourists until Labor Day. After that, the wild bucks go back to their respective schools and the wild ponies of The Outer Banks roam the beach more freely. Year-rounders begin to enjoy the luxuries of autumn. . . available parking spots, no waiting for tables, no traffic fumes.
Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. Anonymous
When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. – Rainer Maria Rilke
Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. – Hal Borland