Friday, August 26, 2011


Everyone is concerned about their boats. Below is a photo I took around noon of two charter boats tied up in the middle of one of the canals in the Oyster Creek area.

Click on the photo to see a larger image.

Stacy Howard would have been proud.


  1. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Take good care, Philip! We arrived last Saturday for our annual two weeks and were just settling into an Ocracoma when it was time to leave on Wednesday. We're praying for you and the safety of all our friends on Ocracoke. -- Bryan, Jodi, and Lily

  2. Anonymous1:04 PM

    THANKS for the updates, As everyone has said before, be safe, but also have fun, should be a interesting 24hrs. We will be watching for your updates! When you see DaveF, hope he will give you an update on Portsmouth after the storm also. For now I'll be watching the webcams when I can (or as long as they have power). Take Care, Nollie

  3. Anonymous2:50 PM

    The boat photos are serene, surreal and "quiet"....really brought it all home. I guess the calm before the storm. Oh.....

    Another obversation....just noticed the tarmac at the O.I. airport isn't empty now. Of course, no mechanical birds, but dozens of natural birds have taken refuge there while the rain is coming down hard.

    Still reading that book, Philip?

    Hope you will have some friends with you to help pass the time during the height of the storm. I know you have been through challenging hurricanes before, but I still will say, "Stay Safe!"

  4. Anonymous2:51 PM

    My heart is heavy for Ocracoke residents, and I'm hoping against that the damage isn't as bad as anticipated.

  5. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Philip - Thanks for keeping everyone updated with your photos and comments.

    Kathi and David in DE

  6. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Oops!...."Observation"...Sorry! (Anon 2:50) Guess I got ahead of myself....Keyed up, you know!