There is more than one way to go paddleboarding on Bogue Banks

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

Migratory ground

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

Loggerhead Odyssey at the Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (there are three other sites at Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and Jennette’s Pier) will be featuring loggerhead sea turtles this summer. Picture credit: Brian Gratwicke The Aquarium has finished renovating the Loggerhead Odyssey exhibit and will be highlighting the turtles this summer. There  is more planned than just the exhibits inside … More Loggerhead Odyssey at the Aquarium

Areas Versus Wrecks

The federal government is considering a vast expansion of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS). The MNMS was  the nation’s first national marine sanctuary. It was created in 1975 to protect the wreck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor and consists of a water column one mile in diameter surrounding the shipwreck from the seafloor to the sea surface. … More Areas Versus Wrecks

Saving some turtles!

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores loves its turtles. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores loves its turtles. Five out of the seven sea turtle species worldwide can be found along the North Carolina coast . So what happens when the world decides to make life really tough for hundreds of sea turtles – mostly juvenile green … More Saving some turtles!