Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vacation Gallery

I promised I'd post a few photos of Lou Ann's family vacation on Ocracoke. I would have had them on line early this morning, but I didn't have Internet access until several minutes ago (the cable going into my router had a faulty connection). So here are a few pictures from Lou Ann's camera (click on any photo to see a larger image):

A Group Photo:

Jonah with His Bluefish:

Matthew & His Flounder:

Aaron Displaying Two Flounders:

Matthew Catching a Wave:

Mighty Anglers on My Porch:

Getting Ready to Sail on Windfall II:

Hoisting the Mainsail:

Watching Blue Crabs:

A Stroll Down Howard Street:

Building Sand Castles:

Playing in the Tree House:

Heading Home:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052111.htm.


  1. Anonymous10:34 AM

    Holy crap, Philip. You must have been in heaven with all those good looking women around the house.

  2. Anonymous11:27 AM

    Beautiful shots of a great looking family!

  3. Anonymous11:58 AM

    Salvidor Dali would paint figures from behind, er I mean to lend an air of mystery to a painting, the artist would have the subject not facing the viewer. Whew, that sounds better . The image of the building sand castles to me is a potential oil painting --a Mary Cassatt in a Salvidor Dali kind of way. Secondly, are there restrictions on building sand castles? When you see the contest castle builders they use shovels and start with a big bile of sand. I mean, what kid walks away from a sand pie? Anyway, for faster results-- a pile of sand to be molded into what the subject is --don't people start that way too.

    but then there is the sand -- is all beach sand suitable for sculptures? Please tips and tricks of the trade for a fun summer season, anyone?

  4. Building a sand castle is about fun. Start anyway you want -- really wet sand makes great "drip castles," moist sand can be molded into walls, turrets, moats, whatever. Of course dry sand won't stay together. If you build near the tide line the ocean will take care of putting the beach back in its natural state. If you work above the tide line it is courteous to fill in holes so other people don't stumble and trip. Have fun!

  5. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Hey Philip! I found your blog, yay!
    I color-corrected/enhanced, cropped and cleaned up a lot of the pictures (185 out of the 850!). I'm sending CDs out to all the family, so you'll get one along with Lou Ann's! Thanks for posting while we were there and thank you SO MUCH for sharing your home, island and stories with us! We had a blast! :)

  6. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Loved all the photos! I could hear the laughter and smell the salty air!

    The painted "horse" pix was taken @ Back Porch Restaurant, I believe. I viewed all the photos twice. This photo is so great because of the facial expressions and "activity" which is happening while the picture is being taken. Reminds me of my own crazy family.

    What great catches of fresh seafood to enjoy!

    The photos of Silver Lake Harbor and the Windfall are terrific. And, as I was scrolling through, I have to say I found myself feeling kinda sad to get to the photo of the ferry leaving Ocracoke. I found myself saying "good-bye" with you even though I've never met these wonderful folks.

    Years from now, they will each recall this past week...all the fun and fellowship you had together. It doesn't get any better than this.

    Oh, such blessings!

    Thank you, Philip, for sharing. Now, catch your breath!

  7. debbie s.2:57 PM

    looks like everyone had a blast!! i have a pic of the same painted horse somewhere in my files!