Log of our third trip of 2022

Avon, NC

The Outer Banks

May 13-21, 2022

Attended: Dad, Toodledip Wooozle and Odo

Start 11,858 - End 13,593 - 1735 Miles

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Left about 1:30 pm and that is a great time.  Got to the rest area about 10 pm and had a nice snooze.

This was a great trip.  Warm, breezy and not at all humid like past May trips.

Got a bunch done around the condo.  Painted the front door and stoop.

Had an AMAZING full moon rising.

Walking sound side we came upon two live horseshoe crabs stranded on the beach. One big one was upside down and clearly stuck. I flipped that one over and then moved it to the water which was about twenty feet away due to the tide going out.

I went back to get the little crab and did the same.

They both turned around and headed back up on the beach. They were going to strand themselves again. They seemed in a hurry. There is no doubt I saved the big one. But WTF going back to the beach???

About a mile up the beach I am pretty sure I figured out I cock-blocked two crabs.

Here's a fellow who is putting out grass seed.  This will be interesting to watch.


Kinnakeet East of 12: You can IMMEDIATELY help with affordable OBX housing!!!

The Purple Martins would like to report that there is no room at the inn. Every spot in every Purple Martin house is full. They asked me to suggest that additional Purple Martin houses on Ocean View Drive would be immediately put to good use! They suggested that the decrease in fly and mosquitos would make that investment pay for years into the future. I told them Id put it on Facebook.


Yet another bunny!  This one behind the Hatteras Realty office.


Did more of the sound on Friday:


Left about 6:30 pm on Friday and ended up at the rest area past the NC/VA Loves at about 1 am.  Next time leave 5 or 5:30 pm.  A nice trip back, etc.

Here's our walks:

Day Miles walked Total
5/14 Oceanview/Kinnakeet - 3 3
5/15 Oceanview/Kinnakeet - 2.7 5.7
  Ocean south - 2.2 7.9
5/16 Kinnakeet - 4.7 12.6
5/17 Kinnakeet to sound - 4.4 17.0
5/18 Kinnakeet - 4.6 21.6
  Ocean north - 3.3 24.9
5/19 Oceanview/Kinnakeet - 3.4 28.3
5/20 Oceanview/Kinnakeet - 4.8 33.1

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