Flight: NC Outer Banks: Stumpy Point

 

 

Sometimes, a flight is just a plain old waste of time. Though I spend incredible amounts of time analyzing weather, winds, atmospheric haze, and lighting, sometimes it’s just a bust. The forecast called for 6% sky cover, with 25% humidity. Instead, after I took off, the clouds came in within 20 minutes, and covered the sky 100% overcast, with haze and dampness. Lesson learned: do not trust the weather around here, and check the satellite just before the long drive to the airport.

While I did not get photos that will make it into my OBX book, I did get a few that show the Pamlico Sound from the mainland side, along US 264 en route to Swanquarter, NC. I ended up flying to Stumpy Point and back to the airport, aborting the trip before it got worse.

Stay tuned for when I try again, and remember that a very long flight west will be coming in two months or less.


1-Mainland to Manteo Bridge

Bridge Over Croatan Sound

2-Mainland Marsh, Pamlico Sound
Mainland Marsh, Pamlico Sound in Distance
3-Pamlico Sound, water current
Pamlico Sound from Mainland, Outer Banks on Horizon
4-Water Current Pamlico Sound
Pamlico Sound from Mainland, Outer Banks on Horizon