I had to run down to the Outer Banks today for a quick visit to the town of Duck. It was very cold. Ice, pushed by the northwest wind, piled up for about a hundred yards off the soundside shore. This is very unusual, particularly when you consider that it is not even winter yet.
Icicles hung down beneath all the piers. It has been cold for almost ten days now. More snow, sleet expected tomorrow and then again the following week.
The town of Duck is a tiny vacation spot on the narrow barrier island between Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer months it is a hopping place, packed with vacationers. But today it was very quiet.
It was kind of pretty, but with two more storms on the way I don't know what to expect. It could be a long winter.