Water. The water of the ocean, the water of the Sound, water surrounds the Flying Catnap‘s location on Bogue Banks. The ocean is salt water, the Sound is brackish. The ocean has surf, the Sound is tranquil. The water at Beaufort Inlet can be, well, exciting, as the tide works its magic. Those differences in … More There is more than one way to go paddleboarding on Bogue Banks
Should anyone ever need a reminder that Memorial Day is about far more than a long weekend, reading any 25 pages of “The Great War” by Peter Hart will more than do the job. (Poster by Frank Lucien Nicolet) There was another reminder very much in evidence at the Reagan National Airport on May 19th when … More Memorial Day thoughts
The Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Flying Catnap by the Sea, is a wonderful source of fun and exercise because it’s great for swimming. It’s great for fishing, too. And it’s beautiful to look at. Wonderful as the ocean is, it MUST be respected at all times. In addition to all of the … More Let’s have fun AND “be careful out there!”
The 10th annual Kayak for the Warriors event will reach its conclusion this Saturday, June 3rd. There are two major activity areas: on the water and on the land. Why is there nothing in the air? We ARE the Flying Catnap! Ah, well, the water event is a 3.2-mile race through Pine Knoll Shores’ canals and … More Saturday, June 3: Kayak for the Warriors Grand Finale
Congratulations to Marc Baroncini, 14 years of age, for finishing in FIRST PLACE overall in the 2017 Kayak for the Warriors 5k. He ran the race in 18:37 for a pace per mile of 6:00! Marc is from Perrysburg, OH. Also congratulations to Millie Barritt, the first female finisher, who was not far behind at 19:31 for a 6:17 pace. Millie, from Chapel … More Kayak for the Warriors 5k Results
Every year, Pine Knoll Shores holds a fundraiser, Kayak for the Warriors™, supporting Hope For The Warriors®. This year, 2017, is this excellent event’s 10th Anniversary! There are a series of individual events that include the kayak and paddle board race on Saturday, June 3, and a 5k Beach Run/ 1k Fun Run this Saturday, May 27. That’s … More Calling all runners!
sit on the beach, play golf, eat at great restaurants, fish, hike, visit the Aquarium, and all that. An amazing assertion, but true enough! On May 23rd, the Carteret Arts Forum will present a talk by David L Robbins, the well known author. He will speak on “What I’ve Learned About History By Making Things Up” on … More There is a lot more to do on Bogue Banks than …
We have one week left between now and mid-August and four weeks left between now and October. The August and September weeks are sure to sell but time is running out for the May 13 through 19 one. What to do? We are having a SALE, folks! The week of May 13 through May 19 … More One wonderful deal!
Corn on the cob is a key part of summer. No summer can be complete without it. The challenge is how to get the best flavor with minimum effort. It IS summer, after all. Serious Eats has great approach: simply husk and grill the corn over a hot fire. Our test modified their solution only very slightly … More Best Corn on the Cob Recipe!
There are two kinds of wildlife worth noting (animals, not the places to dine and dance!) for a visit to the Flying Catnap by the Sea: feral cats and coyotes. Both are present on Bogue Banks and in Pine Knoll Shores. We occasionally see feral cats near the Catnap (fitting, ain’t it?). They are healthy … More Wildlife in Pine Knoll Shores