surrounded…

a sunrise interrupted by storms—- in front of me just offshore and behind me on the mainland.. the one offshore moved across and onto land just passed Ocean Isle Beach..Tornado signs were there trying to form as it moved inland passed Shallotte.. nasty storms.. a guy can’t even get to surf-fish anymore.. also the US Open King Mackeral Tournament started this morning as the boats dodged these storms.. ugh.. ‘what a revoltin’ development this is’

Panorama of the storm just off the beach at Sunrise
inland storm over Sea Trail

Sunrise looks deceive

King Mack boat outrunning the storm

uh-oh.. not looking good

storm taking aim at Sea Trail
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ICW at Sunrise

stopped over at the beach at 40th street.. no wind but plenty of ‘no-see-ums’ so it was on to plan B– a stopoff at the ICW near da’ bridge at the small pier for a few snaps

Sunrise on the ICW
Birds and Planes a lil’ closer
a Sunrise silhouette
a different look.. follow those ‘lines’
Roses are red

low clouds once again..

lots of strategically placed low clouds made for yet another delayed-sunrise this early morning.. nice cloud formations though..turned into a pretty sunny day with temps in the low 80’s.. Fall is here

Panorama clouds
out of the water
in the water
Sandpiper getting his feet wet
Dunes walkway at the beach
Pampas Grass on the Dunes

almost a sunrise..

headed over to the beach as per my usual before sunrise… many clouds and fog/haze but there was a slim chance the sun might show up.. it did  but not for long.. a rainy morning followed ..sunny afternoon.. the temps have been in the low to mid 80’s as our Fall season starts

Panorama using the Note 4
an eerie peek
anyone claim these

online with the PierCam
the drive home
what else ..enuff already, already

chairs and tables.. of a different kind

while on our cruises we’ve been given small gifts from staff members who we have sailed with on a number of occasions over the years on Holland America cruise line.. these particular ones are from the beverage and wine staff.. they are made from the wire and top-caps  that hold the cork in the bottle

the top of the Umbrella is made from the  metal round seal from a can of peanuts.. it rests on a wooden beverage stirrer that sits in a plastic cork screw top..

a Holland America Cruise Line tile with chairs and a table.. and another table and chair

‘birds on a railing’

as I walked off the beach this early morning after a non-sunrise I had some ‘followers’ lurking behind me as I turned around–the local Grackles..they are looking for the person who usually feeds them who was a no-show today.. the Southern Kingfish Assn had their annual ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ King Mac Tournament based out of North Myrtle Beach’s  Harbourgate Marina thru Little River Inlet.. about 150 boats participated.. many raced northward along the beach and passed me by while I was near the Sunset Beach Pier this morning just after the non-sunrise–a wild and crazy sight