The Pamlico Mirror
Every now and then, you can find a moment of perfect calm hidden between the dynamic weather patterns of Hatteras Island. In this case, we had two days of strong northeast flow, followed by a weak high pressure system – creating a southwesterly shift. Usually (if you’re lucky, or time it right so you’re paying attention) you can find anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours where the wind is absolutely non-existent.
Today, the wind direction was forecasted to switch at around noon. It is very rare that forecasters nail it on the head like this. I was heading back to the office after doing a beach report with some friends from Montreal, and I checked the colorful flags that decorate HWY 12 through the Tri-Village area. As the flags drop, I notice “12:03 pm” greenly glowing from my Jeep’s audio unit. I turned into the vacant Camp Hatteras parking lot and snapped a few photos, checkmout.
Imagine being a settler during the old Pirate days. Out of the invisibile distance you hear a series of loud booms that travel swiftly across slick water. Suddenly, it’s raining canon balls from the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
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