If there is such a thing as global warming, it showed its hand this week across the country. Looking at the weather channel, most of the US was suffering from warming overload. I hope you were able to find a place to “chill”.

Having grown up in Florida, I was always fascinated by the sea and the fishing vessels that traveled in and out of the harbors. Although I never got interested in fishing, I did find myself spending time on the docks photographing the vessels as they came back from their journey and their ritual of off-loading the days catch.

Spending time in the Outer Banks (OBX) has rekindled that love affair. Fishing villages and harbors dot the islands like Red Lobster does the inland cities! Each village harbor has it’s own unique personality accentuated by the variety and age of the fishing vessels along with the individuals who captain them. The docks are a daily pageant of boat departures and arrivals and the adulation afforded the display of the days harvest.

What I find most inviting are the harbors dedicated to the locals, those that offer solitude and sanctuary to the battered and tattered boats that venture out and embrace the daily calling of the sea. One of those sleepy OBX harbors sits quietly secluded on the Pamlico Sound in Avon, NC. Anchored by the Avon Seafood “facility”, the harbor is extremely quaint and home to a few vessels that have seen better days. I can only imagine what yarns they could tell of their fishing escapades.

With the sun setting in the west, the boats sit idle in the harbor with anticipation of their next sea worthy adventure.

Avon Harbor

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