Then there has been the wet weather. We have had enough rain to float some good sized boats. There are still some wet spots over on Emerald Isle.
I snapped the picture in the post over on Emerald Isle a few days ago at the Western Regional Access just off Islander Drive.
We usually avoid that beach access until winter, just because of the crowds. I think the crowds are definitely gone. With all the rain even the fishing has not been particularly good in the last couple of weeks.
Tomorrow is supposed to be cold (fifties) and rainy here on the coast. That is much better than the western part of the state, the mountains of Virginia, and a broad area from Richmond to Philadelphia, all of which are supposed to get a few inches of snow.
Today is the earliest date ever when parts of Texas have received snow. I hope we can leave all snow records alone this year.
We did get a little snow here last year for the first time in six years, but it was gone when the sunshine hit it the next morning.
I will admit that the beach was beautiful with a little snow on it, but I can do without snow or cold weather.
It is still a good time of the year to visit the beach. Practically ever restaurant is still open and very happy to have customers.
Other than the odd day, the temperatures are still pleasant. All the small towns have their Christmas decorations up, and there are lots of seasonal events happening. Tomorrow is the flotilla from Morehead City to Beaufort.
The Octagon House in Cedar is decorated for the holidays and was open to the public. Saturday, Dec. 5. Here are some pictures if you missed the opportunity.
I just did a season review on my SOBX website. Drop by for my commentary on 2009.
While this might be the "In Between Season," it is still a great time to visit the Crystal Coast.