Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Two Unrelated Items

Below are two items you may have missed if you are not on Facebook:
  • This island news was the talk of the village for a few days, and was picked up by the A.P.: "On a North Carolina island, chase ends at dock with arrest
"Authorities say a woman led police on a high-speed chase on a North Carolina coastal island but found out it's hard to elude the law when the only highway leads to a ferry dock." You can read the full story here.
  • Tom Pahl made this photo on Saturday after he was hauled up to the top of the mast of the Wilma Lee to inspect the rigging: 

A job not for the faint of heart!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the entertaining story of Calvin Wilkerson and his Condomed Nautilus. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. What a sense of vertigo!

    I've never climbed the mast of a skipjack, but have spent a lot of time on deck when I crewed with Virginia W on the Chesapeake Bay. They use a huge amount of sail area.

    The folks that put the Wilma Lee project together are to be highly commended. Skipjacks are a beautifully designed work boat and there were hundreds that sailed the Pamlico Sound years ago.

    Today there are hardly any left. Wilma Lee is impeccably maintained and best of all, still used. Some day I'll arrange a cruise.