Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Dream of the Crab

Mirror mirror on the sound 
where the good times can be found 
Life on the water sure is fab 
pinched and doubled up, the dream of the crab

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blue Crab Tavern 4th Of July Backyard Bash

The 4th of July brings one of the largest parties of year at the Blue Crab Tavern. A crew shows up early and roasts a full pig for a true Eastern Carolina pig pickin'. A band plays (this year it is local favorite, High Tide) and the horseshoe pits are busy all day. A great way to join in on the festivities is to take your boat, kayak or skiff to the Blue Crab docks. No need to drive that car. Hope to see you there.

Outer Banks Beach Magic

We were approached by a PR company that was hosting an unveiling of the 2013 Outback for Subaru on the beaches of Corolla, North Carolina. They were bringing in reporters for alternative media to show them all the features of the new car in a fun, exciting atmosphere.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Boat Graveyard of Colington

Colington Island holds a secret. Somewhere within this estuary and it's vast network of salt creeks lies a watercraft graveyard.

Boat Graveyard of Colington from Captainwow on Vimeo.

The term 'Graveyard of the Atlantic' is used to describe the treacherous waters in the Atlantic Ocean along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The hazards of severe weather, strong currents, and navigational challenges combined to cause the loss of thousands of ships and an unknown number of human lives. More than 1,000 ships have sunk in these waters since records began in 1526.

The area around the Colington, however, hides another graveyard. This 'Graveyard of Colington' is not caused by nature. For decades, it has become a place where waterman bring their boats to die. The boats in this video are not the result of Hurricane Irene or any other storm. Hidden up one of the many saltwater creeks around the island, a small fleet of fishing skiffs, sail boats and pleasure craft have a permanent berth in the marsh. At least two dozen have been scuttled here. Many more may lie on the bottom.

Colington Island is one part of a chain of barrier islands, which form the Outer Banks, separating the vast sounds of an estuarine system from the Atlantic Ocean. Historically a fishing village, Colington has become a development for vacation homes and affordable housing. The road leading onto the island is one of the most heavily traveled secondary roads in the state. That's why it's better to travel by water. Just be careful of the ghosts.