Finishing the Day on the Point

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 13:18.

I am not sure the weather can get much better.  Even when it looked like we might get a line of storms yesterday, it turned out to be a false alarm.  This morning it was 64F when I got up.  Even just before 9 AM, we have the air conditioning turned off, and the windows all open.

Yesterday I had a morning meeting in Morehead City and a client appointment after that. Then I had to make a stop for some shrimp and ice.  It was about 12:40 PM  when I got home.  I changed clothes and grabbed a quick sandwich.  We pulled away from our dock at just a few minutes after 1 PM.  We were over fishing in the Inlet just twenty minutes later.  It was another nice ride out the White Oak.

I planted the anchor on a beach, and my two partners fished in the surf while I fished out of the back of the boat.  I managed to catch one pinfish and the same small flounder that apparently has an affinity for my line.  I must be closing in on eight feet of flounder if I could aggregate them.

It was still a great time.  The line of storms stayed to the west of us, and the skies cleared.  We caught a few more fish, and then headed back to Bluewater Cove.  Two hours of fishing passed in the blinking of an eye.

We cooked some great burgers on the grill.  We had picked up the ground chuck at the IGA the day before.  It is hard to get better meat than what they sell. At about 7:30 PM my wife and I decided to head over to the beach.  I wanted a nice sunset picture.  We decided on the Point area just off of Inlet Drive.  She dropped me at the access and circled through the neighborhood.  The Point had the most people that I had seen on it this summer.  There were probably a dozen people there and nearly that many dogs.

I got accosted by some weiner dogs who were very cute.  The neighborhood was full of people out for their evening walks.

The sunset was very cooperative, and I got some nice shots. The picture in the post is one of the shots.  We finished the evening with a walk on the Bogue Inlet Pier.  There were lots of people on the pier, but I only saw a few small fish being caught.