Week of 2018Jan15: Cold with Rain & Snow on the way, Sushi and Boat Projects

Week of 2018Jan15 We shared a nice weekend and enjoyed the week of 2018Jan15.  Temperatures started to drop last weekend, but were tolerable.  We had a few days of overcast and rain but today was rather nice.  It was chilly, but not frigid… except maybe this am due to the wind.  But as the weekend progressed, it warmed up nicely.  Standing water in the area is frozen each morning when we take the pups for a walk.  Usually, however, the ice is melted by lunchtime. Anchor Chain Arrives We placed…

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Night Fog Photos: A Dark and Foggy Night on The Docks

Night Fog Photos We experienced a rare occurrence last night when stepping off of Banjo.  The humidity was around 85% and the temperature cooled after sunset enough to allow us some night fog photos.  We are including some of those night fog photos for your viewing enjoyment. Settings These shots were made in three main groups depending on which lens used to capture them.  The first group used the 18-55mm f/4-5.6 kit lens that came with our Canon SL2.  I played around with various settings and found that some pretty…

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Chilly Temperatures: The Week After The Storm

Chilly Temperatures. Chilly? Cold! We spent the last seven days huddled below decks following the chilly temperatures of Bomb Cyclone Grayson.  We posted our preparation for the storm and the ice/snow it brought in this post.  Immediately following the storm, the temperatures seemed to hover in the mid-twenties at the marina.  The forecast, however, predicted that the temperatures for last weekend would be bitter.  They were.  We saw those mid-twenties plummet into single digits both Saturday and Sunday last.  Factoring in the wind chill, we experienced -4℉ (-20℃). Banjo Gets…

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Bomb Cyclone Grayson to hit U.S. East Coast… and Us

Storm Preparation: Bomb Cyclone Grayson It has been an interesting 48-hours.  We learned of a pressure system moving up the coast a few days ago, which seemed as if, to appear out of nowhere.  The name given this system was Bomb Cyclone Grayson, and potentially packed blizzard conditions combined with hurricane force winds.  By all accounts, this could be a very dangerous storm due to the freezing temperatures, and rapid atmospheric pressure drop.  Those pressures, potentially, could rival those of Hurricane Sandy.  There is an interesting article here describing some…

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2017 Thanksgiving Sunset Video New Bern

2017 Thanksgiving Sunset As promised, we wanted to share this spectacular sight with each of you.  This 2017 Thanksgiving Sunset Video was beautiful and reminded us of how fortunate we are and all we have to be grateful for.   Please forgive the quality of the audio.  We are still learning and working through the bugs of video production.  As mentioned in our pictures post about this particular sunset, we wanted to upload the video that went with it.  Pictures just did not capture the beauty of this majestic sunset.…

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2017 Thanksgiving Sunset in New Bern, NC

2017 Thanksgiving Sunset After we had helped clean up form the Bridgepoint Marina Thanksgiving Dinner, I was on the way back to Banjo for a much-needed rest.  Luckily, the timing was such that I was able to witness and capture this breathtaking 2017 Thanksgiving Sunset.  At first, the sky was a gentle pink and I noticed it due to a large raft of ducks crossing the Trent River.  The ducks drew my attention upwards, since, prior to seeing them, I was doing my best to remain conscious. Nature never fails…

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