The Cathederal of the Lobster

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 12:11.

Yesterday was an extraordinary October day.  For one thing, the official temperature was in the mid eighties.  Our porch thermometer read in the nineties.  It was a summer day in Oct.  I will bet it was hot at the Mullet Festival.

When we crossed the bridge to Emerald Isle, there were probably forty to fifty boats fishing for spots in the Intracoastal.  It was an impressive site.  When we came back, the boats had all moved.

When we got to St. Francis by the Sea for lunch, there coolers upon coolers of lobsters.  I think they told me that they ordered 980 lobsters from Maine.  It was such a nice day, I heard someone say they could have sold 1,200.

We enjoyed our lobsters, and that will hold us until year.  We like to eat lobsters once in a while since I cooked lobsters for my wife on our first date.

It is amazing, that after 36 years of marriage, I still have to get the lobster meat out of the shell for her.  Well at least she did not steal a claw this year.

This morning instead of waking up to 77 degrees and blue skies, our temperature is at 64 degrees and we are overcast.

We have lunch at church today, and after that we are going to try to visit the Mullet Festival if we can find a parking space.

I feel sorry for all the places north of here.  From NJ to Massachusetts they are waking up with the temperature at the freezing point or thirty degrees cooler than yesterday.

It is one of those times that I am very glad that I am living on the Crystal Coast.