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
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!
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
We call Bogue Banks an island but “sandbar” is probably a more accurate term. Bogue Banks is no more than a large collection of sand just slightly off the coast of North Carolina. Sandbars are migratory ground; they move as wind and waves affect them. While that motion may be fine on an undeveloped island like … More Migratory ground
Bogue Banks depends on its beaches. They protect our homes and second homes and are the reason all the “summer folk” come to visit places like the Flying Catnap. Beaches are, however, “migratory ground.” They are made of sand that moves with wind and water. Thus the people of Pine Knoll Shores work hard to … More The final gift of the Christmas Season
Cool video! <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/171319293″>Kayak for the Warriors – Pine Knoll Shores</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user51741556″>Chris Losack</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> Chris Losack, a graduate of Swansboro High School who is headed to North Carolina State in August. He uses his drone to take videos of the local area and beaches; he recorded this year’s Kayak for the Warriors … More A different view of Kayak for the Warriors
Tropical Storm Colin turned out to be just a heavy rain event at the Flying Catnap by the Sea. We got about three inches of rain, impressive but the water table was low enough for it to be absorbed without trouble. The winds lasted for about six hours but were not particulary strong. After the storm, the beach … More Tropical Storm Aftermath