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thefed 06-09-2007 08:35 PM

I'm in NC right now, on vacation....
 
And I'm piggybacked onto an open linksys network in an adjacent beach house. I couldnt wait to get to the coffee house for internet access!


The first day here was a bit depressing....nearly 85 degrees, but very windy and cloudy...so it felt at times like you needed a long sleeve shirt on the beach...no joke. It brightened up later though and it gave me a nice sunburn


I made margaritas with all of the ingredients I had on-hand today...and I knocked everyone out by 9:45pm!!! So I took a solo walk on the beach and decided to post here before I crashed.

TTYL

Goonie 06-09-2007 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by thefed (Post 524473)
...and I knocked everyone out by 9:45pm!!! So I took a solo walk on the beach and decided to post here before I crashed.

Nothing quite like a nice peaceful walk on the beach at night to relax!

Hope you enjoy your vacation!

BUM 06-10-2007 02:27 PM

Notice any Sea turtle nests? Usually the watchers are holding vigil at night, especially around the full moon. Should be active around now.

Any surf fisherman out there? If so bring out a chair, rod, and beer. Make friends - thats what the beer is for. Let them show you the right tackle and bait (makes all the difference). Have fun.

thefed 06-16-2007 05:27 PM

a few surf fisherman, but i didnt have any gear, or a license which is now required . no luck though....i did ask


the sea was very rough, big waves from wednesday on...the 40 yd wide beach eroded to 5 yd over a 2 day period. we left a day early because we're beach bums and 75 degrees with 30 mph winds wasnt cutting it!

BUT it was a great family vacation...my son's first

cute fuzzy bunny 06-16-2007 05:35 PM

I hope a part of that eroded beach had a small but deep hole in the sand, filled with strawberry puree...

:2funny:

thefed 06-16-2007 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny (Post 526597)
I hope a part of that eroded beach had a small but deep hole in the sand, filled with strawberry puree...

:2funny:


oh did it ever. cant believe i forgot whipped cream until the 3rd day.... a few squirts before the blending, and a bit on the top makes it OOOHHHHH so good

BUM 06-16-2007 08:07 PM

A License to g-g-g-go surf-f-f-f-fishing in the OCEAN!?!?!?!?!


I'm going to jail

newguy88 06-16-2007 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BUM (Post 526644)
A License to g-g-g-go surf-f-f-f-fishing in the OCEAN!?!?!?!?!


I'm going to jail


Yes in North Carolina you now need a license to go salt water fishing.:bat:

cute fuzzy bunny 06-17-2007 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by thefed (Post 526628)
oh did it ever. cant believe i forgot whipped cream until the 3rd day.... a few squirts before the blending, and a bit on the top makes it OOOHHHHH so good

This is actually your girlfriend posting under your user name, isnt it?

wildcat 06-17-2007 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by newguy888 (Post 526663)
Yes in North Carolina you now need a license to go salt water fishing.:bat:

Yeah ok, nice small fishing area for them to patrol - it's only the ocean guys.

haha 06-17-2007 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by wildcat (Post 526755)
Yeah ok, nice small fishing area for them to patrol - it's only the ocean guys.

They patrol the beaches and the docks where you would have to land a boat. Washington also has Fish and Game laws that would make the old USSR proud. It is the main reason why I am not so fond of hunting and fishing as I once was. Still it's true that casting into the surf is a fine way to spend a morning or tide change!

The gear, licenses and tags/punchcards are expensive, and it is time consuming- I want a decent poundage of fresh meat or fish for my efforts. Add to that that fish cops carry guns and are as annoying as any other cops, plus they have this exalted sense of the divine importance of their mission. As far as I know a fish cop or game warden needs no reasonable cause to conduct a search. Hey, you are coming off the water, let me search your boat! Yuck!

Ha

wildcat 06-17-2007 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by haha (Post 526784)
The gear, licenses and tags/punchcards are expensive, and it is time consuming- I want a decent poundage of fresh meat or fish for my efforts. Add to that that fish cops carry guns and are as annoying as any other cops, plus they have this exalted sense of the divine importance of their mission. As far as I know a fish cop or game warden needs no reasonable cause to conduct a search. Hey, you are coming off the water, let me search your boat! Yuck!

Ha

I will have to agree with you on that one Ha. Of all of the law enforcement encounters I have had, the Game Wardens were by far the worst. I had one experience when I was 11 or 12. I was doing wrong by fishing in a private lake but I had a fishing license and we weren't keeping any fish. We were just young kids and wanted a place to fish. The Game Warden came up from behind us like a some terrorism exercise. Scared the sh!t out of us. Treated us as if we were young bank robbers or something, even cursed at us. Very power hungry people indeed....


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