We will have nice weather by the weekend

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Mon, 05/18/2009 - 18:13.

Getting to summer can be a long road with several detours.  This weekend's rain which is now over two inches made for a very quiet Sunday at our home.

Saturday was totally different.  It was hot and humid, and in general a pretty good beach day.  I spent some time over at the beach.  By the time I had walked back to my car lugging my cameras and tripod, I was ready for some air conditioning.

It is just so hard to predict the weather.  Friday afternoon, I did some surf fishing up at Third Street Beach.  The water was great, and it was a beautiful evening.

I managed to go kayaking after dinner that evening.  When I left our dock, all was quiet.  By the time I paddled the five minutes to the White Oak River, the picture at the top of the post was my reality.

That is actually not a very friendly environment for someone in a kayak just a few inches above the water.  I hung in position long enough to figure out that there would be no spectacular sunset with the sun dropping below the crowds.

Then I quickly turned the kayak homeward and paddled back to my dock.  There will be lots of better days to be on the river.

Actually this morning was also a real shock.  I knew the cool weather and rains were coming, but walking to the mailbox for the morning newspaper was a chilly treat.  We had rain, winds, and a temperature of just over 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

The good news is that we should be back near 80F by the end of the week.  That's much more appropriate beach and fishing weather.

This week I will be checking out the area and reporting on how preparations are going for Memorial Day Weekend.  I think we will be ready for visitors without any problems.

I can imagine that there are plenty of visitors ready for some beach time.  I hope we get great weather.

For now there is still plenty of Peace on the Beach.