Nov. 15 and still nice on the water

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 16:10.

There will be no weather complaints from me this November.  We have been treated well by  Mother Nature this year on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Monday we headed out for a quick afternoon fishing trip.  Other than wearing blue jeans and a wind shell, it was not much different than early fall fishing.  My fishing buddy, Dean, stuck to his shorts and never complained about the temperature even when we were coming back up river at over 30 MPH.

The skies and the water on Monday were a beautiful blue.  It was a great time to relax on the water.  We even caught some fish including a nice flounder

After catching the flounder near the big island in the White Oak River, we headed through Swansboro Harbor, enjoying the sailboats as we cruised through. 

Then we zipped across the Intracoastal Waterway, and anchored in the marshes just in sight of Swansboro.

While the scenery was outstanding, our luck wasn't very good in the hole beside the marshes so it was not long before we headed back up the river and dropped anchor just outside of Bluewater Cove. It was a great place to catch couple of fish and watch the sun slip behind the trees.

It was a great day on the water, and I believe we have several more of them on tap.  This is the kind of fall that makes you happy to be living on the Southern Outer Banks.

Considering the temperatures I saw this morning in the rest of the continent, I am pleased to be living where I am.

We woke up to 68F this morning,  you didn't have to go very far to the west to find temperatures 20 degrees cooler.

I just going to enjoy this weather while it lasts.  Cooler temperatures will eventually find even though us hiding here by the coast.

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