Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Few Boating Photos

Several days ago I took Lou Ann out in the boat for a short ride. As always, she had her camera with her, and she took several pictures. Here are a few for your enjoyment. Click on any photo to view a larger image.

Just about ready to cast off:

A visiting schooner lies at the Community Store dock:

Nets & boats at the Fish House dock:

The Lighthouse and houses "Down Point":

The Captain Thomas home, and dock:

Laundry hanging out to dry:

Pamlico Sound ahead:

Ferries passing:


This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to independent spirit and island character Don Wood. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062110.htm.


  1. Jimmy8:36 AM

    The photo of the Capt. Thomas home brings up a couple of questions. Years ago there was an elderly fellow that sat out front and carved birds I believe, can you share some of his history? Also, I recall reading something of the architecture of the house, was that in one of your previous posts? Thanks for the blog and info.

  2. Anonymous9:08 AM

    I am also interested in that home--do you know who owns it now?

  3. Hi Philip! Great photos of Silver Lake...I enjoyed seeing them. I was wondering as the other 2 previous posters, about the Capt. Thomas house. We stayed at Bebe's next door for two consecutive summer vacations and we often studied the house, wondering who lived, there, who owned it now, etc. Can you share anymore info on it? I'd be most interested in learning about Capt. Thomas, as well. What was his first name, by the way?

    As always, thank you for sharing info and photos!

  4. Anonymous9:27 AM

    I am also interested in learning about the house. I ride my bike by it often and wonder. ( who owns it and what is going on with it) It couple be a gem if fixed up!

  5. Look for more information about the Capt. Thomas house in my post for this coming Thursday, July 15.

  6. Anonymous12:49 PM

    I watch a show called Wipe-Out and it is all in good fun--a water based obstacle course of inflated spongey hazards.They all sport flotation devices some of the best looking ones I have ever seen. Actually-they look like a tailored vest anyway not the bright orange I'm jumping out of an airplane being ditched style. Does not NC have a mandatory law that boaters must wear the life vests??? or is it have it on board and grab it when the boat has flipped. It just seems to me people do not take responsibility for their own lives !!! help me I am drowning I did not wear my life saving flotation device .

  7. From the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (http://www.ncwildlife.org): "North Carolina requires anyone younger than 13 to wear an appropriate life vest when on a recreational vessel that is underway. Anyone riding a personal watercraft or being towed by one must also wear an appropriate life vest."