Re: Ocracoke Island


bob414
 

Maybe the skeeters will suck it out!

Bob B

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 8:08 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island

 

 

*Arrrr...it be in me blood!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:
>
> It's in my blood. (see the original post)
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" wrote:
> >
> > Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?
> >
> >
> >
> > From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
> > Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
> > To: backbayastro@...
> > Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
> > pirate's blood though?
> >
> > -Nick Anderson
> >
> > --- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
> > , Mark Ost wrote:
> > >
> > > you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
> > > To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
> > > Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
> > >
> > >
> > > Â
> > > As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
> > I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
> > the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
> > planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
> > cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
> > (Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
> > Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
> > specific place to observe on the island?
> > >
> > > This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
> > because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
> > favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
> > location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
> > probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
> > William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
> > I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.
> > >
> > > -Nick Anderson
> > >
> >
>

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