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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12.2- Full Foulies and a folding bike

A rainy day in the ONC

Foul-weather gear and a folding bicycle... sure signs that this guy is a cruising boater running errands while ashore in Oriental.

The transient slips in the harbor have been rather empty lately, as autumn's southward boater migration is on the wane...

But not today: the crowd of boats at town dock and the Oriental Marina & Inn is reminiscent of November. Looks like a lot of late migratory vessels which probably would otherwise have been underway or spread out among many nearby rustic anchorages but-for the ominous weather forecasts.

And I'll bet those Capt.s and crews are feeling pretty good about their decision right about now... Over an inch of rain today, 20+ knot winds gusting to 30+, and this evening we even had a tornado watch.

I myself opted to do today's ODP shot from the lee (and dry) side of a windshield (you can see a blurred wiper, upper left corner.)

Those who rank high on the Salty Scale, like today's ODP subject, are of course always fully prepared to be out in windy and much wetter conditions than today's, be they on sea or on land...


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