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John Rahm Landing Harrier At The National Mall | February 15, 2019

In 1991 a Harrier landed in downtown DC at the National Mall. On purpose. And there is a sailing connection to Oriental. Read the story here

Labyrinth update | February 14, 2019

In January of 2018, flags staked out a circle in the parsonage lot across from Lou Mac Park. The Oriental United Methodist Church was planning a Community Labyrinth – something everyone in Oriental could use. A little over a year later, the project is close to completion. The newest addition is the gravel along the outside. Click for the big pic, and views of the progress.

Green Dice, Old Chevy | February 13, 2019

It’s not everyday you see a valve cap like this one. It, and three others like it, are on a 50’s Chevy Pickup along Hodges St this afternoon. Click for the bigger pic and views of a classic.

Nicole Edwards - Rainbow Farm | February 13, 2019

Nicole Edwards spent time working on a co-op farm in Georgia. While there, she combined her farm experience and a story from her childhood into a children’s book.

Healing Force Drumming | February 12, 2019

Healing Force plays tonight at the Oriental United Methodist Church. Who are Healing Force? A family of drummers, singers, and storytellers. The performance is as interactive as you want it to be: come and just listen or bring your own noisemakers and join in. It’s free to get in and you can find out more here.
Pig Celebrates The Year Of The Pig | February 11, 2019

The Pig celebrates the Year Of The Pig. Piggly Wiggly’s Mister Pig dances with the Dragon at Saturday’s Chinese New Year in Oriental.

Drawing Of The Wreck Of SS Oriental | February 10, 2019

The Steamer Oriental. This image was found at the Peabody Museum in Salem MA, from a painting by Charles Parsons likely done in 1861.
While the town of Oriental celebrates things “Oriental” like dragons & such, sometimes we have to remember where the name actually came from. It was the shipwreck at the Outer Banks of the Steamer Oriental in May 1862. Some reports credit weather, others a bad compass, bad navigation… others a sleeping pilot. No lives were lost. A model of the Steamer Oriental is on display at the history museum.

Chinese New Year In Oriental | February 9, 2019

Scenes from Chinese New Year in Oriental. It’s today… with the Dragon run on Hodges at 3p.

Shadowfax at Oriental Harbor Marina | February 8, 2019

Anchor windlass and rode… on the bowsprit of Shadowfax at Oriental Harbor Marina. (click photo for the big view & a few more)

Ziggy is Mr. February | February 7, 2019

There’s a blue-eyed gentleman living with Grace Evans. He stays out late and chases squirrels, but he’s still good company. Meet Ziggy, the February Pet of the Month.

Sunset at Town Dock | February 6, 2019

This was the view of Tuesday night’s sunset at the town dock on Hodges St. (Rebekkah Hilgraves photo) Click for the bigger view and more

2019 is the Year Of The Pig | February 5, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year dear reader: 2019 is the Year Of The Pig. While today is the actual Chinese New Year, it will be celebrated in Oriental this Saturday with a dragon run (click the pig for the big view ~ drawing by Laura Turgeon.)

The Way Down Wanderers - Coming to Oriental October 5 | February 4, 2019

The headliner act has been announced for the 2019 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Oct 4-6. It’s The Way Down Wanderers. Check below for a listen…

Dragon Burn - The Burning | February 3, 2019

Fully inflamed dragon… the dragon burns in the 1st Annual Pamlico Arts Dragon Burn Saturday night.
(click for the big view and more pics)

Dragon Burn Video | February 3, 2019
Trawlers Helen Louise & Wanda Gail | February 2, 2019

Trawlers Helen Louise & Wanda Gail politely share space on the Garland Fulcher docks.

Sunrise February 1 | February 1, 2019

February 1st gets a 1st level sunrise. (click for the big pic and a view of the Frances Mae at sea)

Frances Mae @ The Town Dock | February 1, 2019

The Frances Mae at rest at the town dock Thursday. She is the official vessel of the NC Coastal Heritage Association. This morning (as you read this) Frances Mae is voyaging out on the Neuse seeking a perfect sunrise. Check back here for the results.

Pelicans Visit Oriental Harbor | January 31, 2019

Two pelicans flew into the harbor early Tuesday morning. They didn’t stay long; disturbed, perhaps, by local nature paparazzi. Click to see the big pic and more

Oriental Marina Pedestal | January 30, 2019

The early morning dock view at Oriental Marina.

Oriental Marina Fuel Pumps | January 30, 2019

When you visit Oriental Harbor, or dock at town dock #2, there’s a chance you’ve seen the fuel pumps at Oriental Marina. Maybe you’ve even used them. The Army comes through a few times a year to get fuel, sometimes rearranging the docks as they do. Click for the bigger pic and more

South Ave Seawall Repair | January 29, 2019

A new seawall at South Ave and Vandemere St. Hurricane Florence damaged the seawall along South Ave and Vandemere, and by Lou Mac Park at the pier. Last week, crews were out rebuilding both portions of the wall. Drone Amelia caught the before and after on South Ave at Vandemere, and an in progress snap at Lou Mac Park. Click for the bigger pic and more

Latte @ The Bean | January 28, 2019

Latte @ The Bean. Sometimes an Oriental brewed latte includes nautical symbolism.

Monday Sunrise Chill Pill | January 27, 2019

Sunrise at Lou Mac Park’s pier. Have a Monday morning chill pill.

SV Aquarius, on Whittaker Creek | January 26, 2019

SV Aquarius, docked on Whittaker Creek

The Sails Of Summer | January 25, 2019

Summer thoughts for a cool January day? Every Friday in summer this is the sight by the harbor. Youth sailors celebrate completing a week of sailing school with a visit to the town dock… and a walk across the street for ice cream at The Bean. An update on 2019 Youth Sailing is below…

Island Trader Tug | January 24, 2019

Yesterday, Amelia found the tug Island Trader pushing an empty barge across the Neuse. She is currently docked in Morehead City. Click for the bigger pic and more

SV Gecko | January 23, 2019

This is Gecko, a Grinde 27. A Danish designed boat currently waiting in Oriental for its owner, currently in Antarctica, to return. When she does, Gecko will head south. There’s no particular destination in mind, just the joy of living aboard. Read the story here.