Thursday, February 02, 2012

Sailing in January

Last week Lou Ann and I had the good fortune of spending a relaxing afternoon in Pamlico Sound on board the Schooner Windfall II. Captain Rob and his son Emmet were going out just to enjoy a beautiful January day, and they invited us to join them. They even brought out their brass cannon and saluted the day for us! Below are a few photos:

Philip & Lou Ann

Capt. Rob Blowing His Conch Horn

Emmet Hoisting the Fisherman Sail

Lou Ann Happy to be on the Water

Lou Ann at the Helm

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  1. You can't beat that with a stick!

  2. Mighty purty.

    You, too, Philip.

  3. Anonymous8:07 PM two need to be permanently together in one spot all the time. Ocracoke Island! don't wait too long to share your beautiful relationship with each other together. OOPS! there's that word again - TOGETHER!

  4. Anonymous8:08 PM


    Does this winter mark the return of the whiskers? I thought I recalled seeing sans beard shots over the warmer months, since you first grew it.

  5. Last winter I grew the whiskers, but shaved them off after they got too long (or maybe it was so I could sport a goatee at the Sock Hop...and win Best Costume!). Anyway, I've been keeping them trimmed this winter (and Lou Ann likes them!), so maybe I'll keep them. No guarantees though.

  6. Anonymous8:43 PM

    That's it! I remember the goatee. The whiskers are a good look for you.

  7. Anonymous10:11 AM

    The fact that that Emmet seems to enjoy spending his time with "older" people is interesting and unusual for today. Is that an Ocracoke artifact? On my visits to the island, it seemed that islanders are more interested in each other, irrespective of age. Any thoughts?

  8. Beautiful I could just cry

  9. Some of the things I have always liked about Ocracoke are that this village is, in many ways, intergenerational, and that there is little class distinction.

    Ocracokers, like most folks, normally spend most of their time with people near their age. However, it is not unusual for people of all ages to be at a potluck dinner, or another social gathering. By the way, Emmet is very mature...and very smart!

    Re. social class -- on Ocracoke it really doesn't matter if you have a Ph.D. or a high school diploma. People seldom ask about such things, and it is not uncommon for folks to live here quite a while and neighbors still don't know (or care) about their educational background (or other traditional markers for social boundaries).

  10. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Someone told me that on Ocracoke you can have a high school dropout sitting next to a college graduate and you can't tell the difference . . . and it doesn't matter.

  11. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Ohhhhh, I could almost smell the salty air and hear the seagulls just by seeing these gorgeous pics. NC Mainlander is jealous, but so glad you all had such a lovely day. How special it is to be a part of Ocracoke. Save a spot on the island for me, please! Wow! What a priceless memory!