Dawn Patrol

11 March 2015 | Black Point Settlement
04 March 2015 | Staniel Cay
21 February 2015
11 February 2015 | Bimini, Bahamas
03 February 2015 | John Pennikamp Park
02 February 2015
26 January 2015 | Key Largo, Fl
12 January 2015 | Daytona Beach
11 January 2015 | Marinland
05 January 2015
23 October 2014 | Ocracoke Island
22 October 2014 | Ocrokoke
20 October 2014
17 October 2014 | Manteo,MC
07 September 2014 | Kill Devil Hills,NC
27 April 2014 | Manteo NC
13 March 2014
08 March 2014 | Marineland
07 March 2014 | St Augustine, Florida

Keeping the Pigs at Bay!

04 March 2015 | Staniel Cay
We spent a few days in Staniel Cay, home to the famous “Thunderball Dome” grotto featured in the James Bond movie with the same name. Great snorkeling and still pretty well preserved despite boaters anchoring on the nearby coral reef.

One of the features of the area is the Swimming Pigs on Big Majors Island. These wild pigs have gotten used to boaters (I think too used to) and swim out to boats anchored off the beach looking for a handout. As you can see in the picture some people venture too close and get more than they bargained for!
Unfortunately visitors are no longer content to observe wildlife from a distance but feel they need to get up close and personal. We got a few laughs watching the people who got off their boats onto the beach get chased around by 300 pound wild sows. It gets difficult when one jumps into your boat—especially if you have an inflatable dingy and are boarded by sharp hoofed Sus scrofa.

Shadow did his part though—standing on the bow of Dawn Patrol he proceeded to bark when they approached driving them off to a safe distance.
Vessel Name: Dawn Patrol
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105 MC
Hailing Port: Manteo, NC
Crew: Paul Manning, Susannah Sakal, Townes Manning
Paul and Susannah own and operate specialty coffee shops in the Outer Banks of NC. The Front Porch Cafe roasts all of its coffee in house and has been serving coffee to locals and visitors since 1999. Visit us at www.killdevilcoffee.com. Townes is a 10 year old with a passion for sailing. [...]
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Created 16 January 2015

At the end of the rainbow

Who: Paul Manning, Susannah Sakal, Townes Manning
Port: Manteo, NC