The Catnap has been a special place for us. We’ve enjoyed great vacations in a fabulous location with our family and a number of friends over the years. Renting it to other vacationers when we were not using it kept our costs low. Personal relationships and repeat guests made the rental process a pleasure. Time … More The Catnap is for sale
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
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!”
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
Kayak for the Warriors is an annual Pine Knoll Shores fundraising event supporting Hope For The Warriors. Both are among the best organizations working to support our veterans. Kayak for the Warriors is now a week-long series of fun and challenging events: Saturday, May 28 The 5k And 1k Beach Run/Walk Thursday, June 2 Warriors Reception … More Kayak for the Warriors Coming Soon
What happens when someone is told to “go fly a kite” on the Crystal Coast’s beaches in early May? That’s apparently what happened with the fellow on the right … Picture credit: the Flying Catnap Early May is an excellent time to enjoy the weather on Bogue Banks with plenty of sunshine, average lows around … More Go Fly A Kite
It must be “that time of year.” This year’s annual Pine Knoll Shores Easter Egg Hunt for children 12 and under will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 26th. Bring the kids to Garner Park on Oakleaf Dr. for some eggcitement! The Easter Bunny even promised to show up on a Pine Knoll Shores Fire … More Spring Break … for the Younger Set