Billy Mitchell and Fun Down the Line!

Today, the NE wrap rolled in on the south side with a very nice long, clean line at Billy Mitchell (Rmp 49) in Frisco!   Solid NE wind complemented the wrap swell providing excellent juice for plenty of clean wave rides, lip hits, and fun on the water.  The sandbar setup was outside and made for a nice playground for late summer wavesailing!  The beach was packed all enjoyed an excellent time on the sand in in the tropical blue water.  Ken A, Keith M, Chris and Rob from Va Beach and myself had the outside to ourselves!  FUN time!

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A Down Under Dad in Beach Cottage Land

Morning ladies of Beach Cottage Land, hope you are all well, we have a sushi recipe with salmon here today, but not any old recipe from any old forty-is-the-new-thirty woman from Sydney. Nup,brace yourselves, for a strange thing is going on here today, we have a man in the house and it’s not Mr BC, [...]

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musings from a walk down the beach

  Morning from Down Under! First off, apologies for the confusion on jelly, jello and jam on the trifle recipe the other day– me having a headache while writing it and the fact that I normally do the trifle with my eyes shut meant for a recipe that wasn’t clear.  Sorry.  It’s been edited now [...]
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Too Much Down Time Since Sandy

Its been quite a while since Super Storm Sandy roared up the US East Coast producing an epic surf experience of both historic destruction and legendary riding.  The OBX impact was of course the destruction of Rt 12 near Mirlo Beach at north end of Rodanthe and uncertain access to Hatteras Island.  Coupled with the cold spell and November reign of NE gale force winds, the NC DOT has been on hold to repair the road and freely open access to Hatteras Island.  Ferry access is available, but 2 hr rides and long lines are not very enticing for a HI run to catch a wave sailing sesh.  Thus for me, my gear has remained cold and dry since mid October.

Fortunately, those down on HI have been able to catch some action especially around the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thanksgiving day itself provided some excellent south side wave sailing action as the weeks of NE gale provide solid swell wrap.  The “Black Friday” swell provide epic challenging surfing conditions for those who paddled/towed at the Lighthouse.

All in all, HI remains alive and active even if Old Man Winter has come early this year to the OBX with cold air temps literally locked in since Sandy’s pass.  Unfortunately for myself though, I have been stuck north or Oregon Inlet remaining warm, dry, and changing dirty diapers patiently waiting for an upcoming southerly gale… Hopefully, I will not have to wait until late April?!

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Scrub me Down & Paint me White Vintage Dresser DIY

Well morning Beach Cottage ladies, hope all is tickety boo boo with you? Here I am slowly getting through the painting of things…it seems that perhaps my latest projects, the vintage kitchen dresser and the armoire are taking for like ever.  There is one simple reason for that.  They are taking me for like ever. [...]

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