Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting old......

First things first.....
Hurricane Danielle's effect on
Carolina Beach is evident below.
High rip currents, very rough surf.
I went out today after work to take
a peek even though I knew I wouldn't
be able to swim (red flag day). Big
waves and a horrendous rip was what
I found.....below are the
pictures...click to enlarge...
....and that brings me to this.
This past year has been a year of
reunions. Thanks largely to Facebook
and Sidney Smith (whom encouraged
me to join Facebook), I have been able
not only to reconnect with a lot of
friends online, but I have been able to
meet up with a few here in Wilmington...
living at the beach has it plusses...about
everyone comes here at some point....
This past week, I got a message that an
OLD friend was coming to town (or close
to it...Wrightsville Beach...). I got his
phone number and called the next day.
It's been about 20 years since I saw
Brian Plaster....we met up, hung out,
and had a good time. He currently runs
Johnny's of Carrboro....in, oddly enough,
Carrboro.....and is doing very well....check him
out on Facebook (search 'Johnny's of Carrboro')
Below is a picture of us then (1988) and
us now (2010)....very good to see him.
...until next time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mid August.....

Not much to say...just
enjoy the pictures.....before
you know it, it'll be cold as
hell and we'll all be bitchin'
about how we
'wish it were summer'
again.....I'm gonna enjoy this
beach thing until I'm sick of it!
Click to enlarge......
Don't take shit for granted.....
...until next time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Late Morning Rain....

I landed in Carolina Beach today
around 10:45ish am.....over cast but
the rain never lasts long at the beach,
seemingly, so I plopped down and
waited it out.....it came and went a
few times, keeping it cool, which was
nice seeing as to how it's been hotter
than hell lately. I caught the pictures
below between downpours (as not to
get my camera wet...).....
Click to enlarge and enjoy....

Monday, August 09, 2010

New pictures......

The first few pictures were taken...well...a few
days ago. Not sure exactly when. These were
taken on Carolina Beach. I was surprised at
how close the boats were to the shore...there
seemed to be (and I am NO expert) a few
shrimp boats that went back and forth and
a few 'fishin' boats....hell, for all I know, they
were looking for tar balls...
Click to enlarge....
.....and then onto today.
Beautiful day. Short day at work, packed up and
went to the beach. Clouds were wild....
.....there was a 'rip current' advisory....
really wasn't that bad......
....rain was looming on the horizon.....
...rain did not come...just a wild sky.
Enjoy the pictures......until next time.