Mead…

Well this has been a delayed post. What with job hunting and the occasional trip I have been a little lax in keeping up. That reminds me I should probably tell y’all about the catering job I got to help on in Ocracoke and Hatteras. That was a fun working weekend. But back to mead… So a while ago I got my hands on some fresh from the hive unprocessed honey with the express purpose of making mead. And not just any mead, but wild…

How is anyone ever bored?

For many reasons, Fridays and especially happy hour on Friday (the time, not the half priced kind) is by far my favorite time of the week. Generally work is done and the weekend stretches before you all plans and possibilities. Add in good weather and good friends and life doesn’t get much better. Yesterday afternoon I had to drive to Raleigh for an interview (good news as this unemployment is getting harder to fund all the time). And so I figured I would explore what…

There and back again…

Oops, I think that title is already taken. But at any rate the journey is done and all are returned home safely with stories and memories. Which is how it should be. As it turned out the weather cooperated. Which is grand because that is one long stretch of open water. We left Manteo at 7:00 AM and it rained all day (and I do mean aaaalllll day) but the winds stayed calm and we had no seas to speak of. So while on the…

Rainey day in Manteo…

I am not sure how the weather was on the sound today, but in Manteo it was a bit of a wasted day. We walked to the farmers market and thought it would get rained out. But it wasn’t bad. (Bought cheese pennies and oatmeal cookies.) Then a walk around town. We tried to have lunch at Full Moon Cafe and Brewery but they were slam packed. Something about a rainy Saturday drove everyone inside. Bilge Boy talked to the Kitty Hawk Kite folks about…

Well then…

I suppose a rainy marina is a good place and time to update the adventure tale. Yes, rain. Into every trip a little rain must fall, I suppose. The day started off ok. We got off a bit later than expected but figured it would all work out. Well. Once out into the Albemarle Sound the wind picked up. We were expecting a bit of wind from the south and maybe 1 foot waves. What we got was wind from more like the southeast and…

Coinjock and beyond…

Much to the Captains delight (and, probably, surprise) we left the slip at Tidewater Yacht spot on 7:30 on Thursday and headed south on the Elizabeth River. For those of you who have not been on this stretch of water it is an amazing site. Super industrial, you are likely to see aircraft carriers in dry dock (and your thought they were large in the water), maybe a submarine or two and just every kind of marine business, barge and container ship. All of them…