August 16-17, 2011
The only coffee shop in Ocracoke and it sure was
busy. We stood in line for 15 minutes to get our tea and sweet. Then
I beat Rich in a game of Scrabble.
This museum provided information on Ocracoke when
it was a fishing town.
Rich is checking out the refrigerator.
The beautiful quilt on the bed is being raffled
off. Rich bought me the winning ticket! (I hope)
The crib had regular window screening for the
sides and a flip over top to completely seal in the baby away from
August 13-15/ 2011
Great Bridge to Ocracoke
Snow Goose tied to the sea wall in Great Bridge,
NC. The city provides a free seawall to tie to.
They were in the process of building a new park
by the waterway and they had just finished putting up a monument to
the battle of Great Bridge.
Kind of neat, over 230 years later they are
putting up a monument to the battle.
The smoke from the Dismal Swamp fire filled the
air and obscured the sun giving it the reddish glow.
There several men were fishing and crabbing in
the river. They had a lot of blue crabs and some of them were trying
to get away.
A Coast Guard C-130 keep circling us as we
crossed the Albemarle sound
We had about a dozen dolphins all around the
Oregon inlet light.
Pelican Island or it should have been named that
for there were hundreds of them on the island
On the Pamlico, we were surrounded by shrimp
One of the ferries that serve Ocracoke Island.
August 10-12, 2011
Hi-lights traveling down the Atlantic Coast
We spent two days and two nights sailing down the
coast. It was an excellent trip.
Leaving Sheepshead Bay early in the morning headed south.
Edie settling in for the trip.
Sunset over New Jersey Wednesday night.
Atlantic City lights.
To my surprise you can look up ocean going
vessels online. I read about
Harmony online as we sailed down the
Sunset on Thursday.
The full moon was up before the sunset.
Approaching the opening to the Chesapeake Bay in
the early hours of Friday morning as the moon set over the bay
Sunrise over the ocean as we motored into the
Chesapeake Bay. We watched as a rain storm passed just to the south
of us across Norfolk.
This is another Maersk vessel; this time it is a
container ship painted the same as the tanker Harmony. Notice the
faint rainbow in front of the ship.
As we turned into the Elizabeth River, a line of
old wooden navy ships came by us.
Here's a close up of one of them.
July 31 - August 9, 2011
New York, New York
We arrived late Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we
visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the few hours we were
there, we only saw a small fraction of the museum. The rest will
have to wait until next time.
A beautiful stained glass window by Louis
A stained glass fountain designed by Louis
The Temple of Dendur from Egypt.
Rich and his sister Brenda admiring the gate to
Tiles decorating one of the subways.
Grand Central Terminal... What a joint!
Outside the main entrance of the terminal.
Close up of the statue on top of the entrance;
the clock was created by... you guessed it Louis Tiffany.
I'm a little chagrined, as I stepped up to Mickey
for a picture, he held up his hand with a note that stated "I work
for tips". I wonder if the real "Mickey" knows this guy?
The NY Main Public Library. The exhibit on the
main was very interesting and information, but no photography is
In the children's book area is a display of the original stuffed animals that the
Winnie-the-Pooh stories were based upon.
We took the Q train to Coney Island and here's a
shot from the train.
They had a sand castle contest that day.
And of course, we had to have a Nathan's hotdog.
I have to say it was great!
Watching a movie in Prospect Park with Brenda,
Tom and the kids.
The featured movie was Metropolis; a black and
white movie with a live band accompanying it. The movie was
interesting and the music by the Alloy Orchestra was great. This
copy of the movie was discovered in 2008 in Buenos Aires; it
includes 25 additional minutes and is just four minutes shorter than
the lost original that premiered in 1927; its reconstruction is
among the most significant restoration projects in cinema history.
Some of the subway stations had "tile" artwork on
At the Natural History museum, they have a
replica of the Mars rover. Cool!
A typical subway ride at rush hour. NOT COOL!
We took Tom and Brenda and the kids out for a day
sail. Everyone had a great time.