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April 26th   Rodanthe, NC   Pamlico Sound
Challenging SW wind gusting over 40 knots today & a few more pics from the last few days…







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The laughing gull had the last word…





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Nicely lit on my 5.7 m2

April 20th   More S(SW) wind up to 30 knots…


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April 19th   Experiencing higher winds, rain, and extreme weather conditions…




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April 17th …








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April 14th - 15th   Good wind for the first two days…


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April 14th     Pamlico Sound, Rodanthe, NC.   Good winds coming this week, wind moving in as we speak…



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On our way, first thing in the morning to OBX!   Site should report from beautiful Rodanthe NC in a few days…





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Oceanside Hatteras…




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Avon, NC   2012

Heating it up a bit…



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🤪    We'll be sailing the Sound in a week!

(if there's wind)



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Only 8 days away…

(10 years ago)



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Only 9 days away…

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Only a few short weeks away…

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From late January - March, 2019   (Malaga, Spain)  -  (near Albufiera, and Lisbon, Portugal)  -  (London, UK)
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(iPhone)   Sunday Morning Football, London Suburbs…



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A last walk along the Thames and Battersea Park.





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March 23rd   Saw the Musical - WAITRESS, last evening.   A perfect, enthusiastic, laughter and tears 10 out 10!




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Late March - Staying with family, heading home next week…




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On our way to London…


High winds en route caused a lengthy flight delay in Lisbon, British Airways passengers were invited to have a chat with the pilots and get a photo taken in
the fight deck, many sincere thanks to our awesome BA flight crew…




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Nazare - some images found online…





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Nazare, Portugal,   and Nazare beach below and photos from the powerful Lighthouse area and near North Beach.



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The lighthouse, on the point, sits above the end of Nazare's 230km long underwater canyon.  Cold North Atlantic swell surges out of the canyon from a depth of up to 5000m, instantly doubling
the wave above it as it displaces a phenomenal body of water.   That's why the waves on each side of the point become smaller than those crashing onto and around the point.




Legendary surf spot Nazare - the biggest wave ever surfed, and more…

The Nazare Trench…

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Tuesday, March 12th     Leaving tomorrow for Lisbon for three days and a side trip to Nazare…


One of our favourite restaurants for Happy Hour, fish, and a last sunset…




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Hiked to a few more beaches, the Algarve coastline here is stunning…


Having a map and cellphone helps to navigate more efficiently using public roads and pathways…



An arduous hike over challenging terrain ends with a cold beer…



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Best time to surf - November through April     September and October are recommended for expert surfers.   The surf/SUP curious tourist crowd tends to wait for warmer spring/summer water…

Hiking west along the Algarve Coast to beautiful, golden Gale Beach (left) & distant Salgados, looking back east (right) to a much more challenging coastline…


Pipeline conditions, these clean, straight, smaller, rolling 5 - 6 foot waves provide near perfect learning conditions all levels of aspiring surfers…



Lessons and rentals open here all year round…


A vigilant, friendly, loyal surf dog, watching out for her master who's enjoying a ride in the waves…






Actual today & average monthly Atlantic Ocean water temperature here in Albufeira, (Algarve, Portugal)…



Surfer down, loving surf dog to the rescue, perfect…





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All Boardsports are popular here along the Atlantic coast throughout the year, and up to week long enduro Camps attract motorcyclers from all over the world…

BMW F850GS sport bikes and the larger R1250GS are popular off road rental options.





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Hiking east along the Algarve Coast toward nearby Albufeira, and more distant Villamoura…


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Made all of our connections, settling in, cheers, and wandering about…
The Algarve coast is spectacular.




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Sadly leaving Maliga Sunday morning for Lisbon, then a trip down the west coast to Albufeira…




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Visited The Automobile and Fashion Museum outside Malaga - about 90 classic cars and fashions of the time, a few of our favourites posted below…




Above, that 1911 Renault AX!   ↑   Remember the love scene with Jack and Rose aboard the Titanic?



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A track ready factory XK120 Jag in a (waxed) flat black finish (just below) and a RHD '39 Lancia Astura Cabriolet (a Pinin Farina custom design classic for Jean Harlow) just above.



A customized 39 Lincoln Zephyr below, likely inspired by Hot Rodder Boyd Coddington…



(below)   A classic Porsche 356 Speedster, a Mercedes 300 Gullwing, and an Aston Martin DB5, James Bond's most famous second car.   (His first was actually a sky blue Sunbeam Alpine Series 2)



A transverse, mid engine Ferarri V8, SIGH…


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February 25th   Hiking up and into the Maine Cave - the historic Cueva del Tesoro…




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There are only three true marine caves in the world, this is one of them, formed mostly under water by the sea during the Jurassic Period…



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February 23rd   Along the break wall to the marina, an active and well supervised Opti and Laser class is evident…





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At the Contemporary Art Museum in Maliga.     A few moments of quiet reflection, see for yourself




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Worth a thought or two…


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Continuing to work an iPhone in different/somewhat challenging (iPhone) conditions with some improved results…






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(Shooting a large lumbering, open cell, foil kite through a plastic window, backlit & back sidelit exposure conditions, sports action, and celebrating an early, on-going Happy Hour…)




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A few pics of the palaces at beautiful, fortified Alhambra, a Muslim and Christian peaceful coexistence for a number of centuries, in Granada…









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Plus Ultra signified the edge of the world in the 12th century, one can go no further,

(disproved a few centuries later by Columbus who was also granted by Queen Isabella, in this palace, a permission to sail west from here…




(above)  Ceiling, double wall, an aqueduct that actually powered working toilets in the12th century…

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February 19th   Settling in nicely.   Wandering about old and new Malaga, and beyond…




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Morning Walk (and there is kiteboarding here…)




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Happy Hour with live music!




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A few wind-related and beach shots wandering around Malaga, Spain…




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(This building was originally constructed in the mid 1800s.   The plaza or city square (adjacent to these apartments) was built in 1507.)
We are staying in the flat two floors above the umbrellas and chairs.



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Departed Pearson Int., changed flights in Gatwick UK, and safely arrived in Malaga, cheers & hola!





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Site will likely report again within a few days from Spain…




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For January 26th     Will be travelling lite with only an iPhone 8+ for photos…






(Used an iPhone 8+ above)


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Thumbs up…











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For January 24th       Archives ~ August 13th, 2014, Joe helped us to secure one of our first wins.
Another absolutely awesome crew member…







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For January 23rd     Hurricane Noel (2007) passing through Frisco, NC, OBX (Oceanside)   Look for the kiteboarder (water-starting) in the waves…

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For January 22nd   Surf's up!   Occasionally a bit gnarly on the Oceanside, The Outer Banks, NC…





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For January 21st   A few arial photographs of the Outer Banks, NC, also showing Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, found online…





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For January 20th   Soundside   (Pamlico Sound, NC)





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For January 20th   A satellite view of the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX)

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For January 19th   Live well.   Embrace the moment regardless of the fuel that powers your ride.   Only this moment is life…



>> Most everyone has some kind of dream, and this one comes with a Miele washer/dryer… <<

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For January 18th     Summer 2010     An interesting sky.




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For January 17th     In the straps, hooked in, and flying.   Moments.   Long Beach, Wainfleet 2012…


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For January 16th     Temporarily peaceful and serene Rodanthe NC, waiting for wind     86 days and counting…


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January 15th     Club LaSalle, St. Catharines, Late Summer 2009,     Henry, nicely powered up and in control, as always…





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January 14th     Looking west, Sunset Bay, December 2009



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January 13th     Spring 2016   Forecasted high wind, flat water, fastfastfast windsurf conditions coming our way in the OBX…



click here for --> Spring 2016   High wind and flat water blasting on Pamlico Sound NC…     (Select HD-720 in the YouTube Settings for much better video quality.)






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January 12th     Pre GoPro popularity, more than a decade ago, please check out an edgy Wingnut Video Production of ours, just below, that kinda went near viral, almost…




click on--> Have a watch - Rippin' up Pamlico Sound NC with (one still amazing and back then a capable and much younger) Cliff… <--click on




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January 11th     Archives 2011   Rodanthe Rant…











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January 10th




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January 9th   Osprey,   Salvo, OBX NC





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January 8th   Sunset Sail, OBX   (Archives 2010)





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January 7th   Sunrise & Sunset ~ Sunset Bay, mid fall 2005




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January 6th   Push Ice ~ Sunset Bay, 2005



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January 5th




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January 3rd & 4th   (with our grandkids…)



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January 2nd   Club LaSalle, noon today…










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January 2nd   Breezin' up…






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It's New Year's Day
mid summer sunset…






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December 31st
Crossed another one off the bucket list this past year…



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Archives for December 30th - Remembering August 5th     Parade of Lights ~ Canal Days








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July archives…









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No distracting flash ~ Flatsceen TV conditions, late afternoon outside window, bubble gum, and an overlit Christmas tree…






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December 25th
A Merry Christmas to you!



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December 24th
Hacienda Holiday Christmas Pizza



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December 23rd
About three months from now and counting the days…









(Up your YouTube settings to HD)   A wee Christmassy video blast from the past…


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Check out Chris' amazing freestyle sequence ending with a turn and a jump!   (for December 22nd)




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(Pre Breakwall)   Gravelly Bay, Pt. Colborne - mid 1800s   (Unsigned image may be subject to copyright ~ Herman Ott/Ott family)     December 21st


(Inside the Breakwall below)   Gravelly Bay, Pt. Colborne.     December 21st








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An ominous front moving in!   (Cape Hatteras Archives, Fall 2015)     December 20th










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Hatteras Archives…     December 19th







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The boys are back in town!     December 17th










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December 16th






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Archives, Pamlico Sound, NC     December 15th










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  December 14th










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Always pressure, always pressing…     December 13th






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(Brian Wilson ~ 1963)   ~   Catch a wave & you're sitting on top of the world…     December 12th



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Shoreline airplay .     December 11th




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Denizens of the Shallow.     December 10th




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Archives, 2016 Hatteras, an updated GoPro…     for December 9th






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Argh me hearties…     December 8th






Some more Cliff     December 7th




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Rodanthe Pier, NC   (Archives 2014)     December 6th


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(From the Archives, July 2015)     December 5th



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(From the Archives 2015)     December 4th


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(From the Archives)     December 3rd


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(From the Archives)   On the move…   December 2nd










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(From the Archives)   Over the foredeck…   November 30th







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(From the Archives)   Beautiful empty beaches…   November 29th








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(From the Archives)   Advection fog…   November 28th








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(From the Archives)   November 27th













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Celebrate Good Times!   Saturday evening, November 26th
A painting made from a windinsight photo and three first place sailing awards from this past summer racing.




Pegasus' Captain & Crew.





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(from the archives)   November 25th







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(archives)   November 24th






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(archives)   November 23rd








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(archives)   November 22nd













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(archives)   November 18th








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Good Day!     November 16th








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Tuesday, November 6th,   ~   Sherkston Shores, High Wind & High Water…







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Sunday, November 4th, (late afternoon)  ~  Club LaSalle (winterized)…









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Hatteras/OBX archives.




Long Beach 2016




Outer Banks Hallowe'en Trick or Treats





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From the Lake Erie Archives





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October 19th ~ Reeb's Bay…   Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pics.










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September 2018, race & an evening cruise…   Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pics…













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