Later is better than never, right?

OK, so I am a but late, but I am finally reading Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods”. I found a copy at a library book sale for $1.00. Felt rather like the literary universe was pointing out an omission in my reading history. And so, three quarters of the way through, I am reminded how much I love Bryson’s works and how sad they make me at the same time. Yes, sad. I am not sure how you can read his books (and I…

Where does the time go!

Seriously. I know it has been a while. <sigh> I hate to make promises to be better now as it sounds too much like a resolution. And I think we all know how the go. Speaking of which, I signed up for a resolution run on 1/1. I ran one last year and it is a great way to start the year. This one is a 5k trail run. You should search for them in your area. I do want to wish everyone a Merry…

I love a Friday…

I feel like I have said it before and I know I will say it again, but I love Fridays. I think it is because I was born on a Friday. And while most Fridays are grand you sometimes get Fridays like this. First off the weather is perfect. Second of all there is lunch from La Benedicion in pop-up park. And third, well while this unemployment thing is becoming a drag I cannot tell you how happy I am to not have to go…

Summer leads to Fall…

Emotionally, at least, this weekend seems to transition from summer to fall. (I say emotionally because as I stood sweating in line at Lonerider for the 7 Shades of Betty it sure felt like high summer. But more on that later.) And so as I ran this morning I was thinking that this may have been my best summer in a long, long time. Yes, being unemployed has had it downer moments, but it also let me turn a 12 hour drive into a 6…

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…