December 22, 2015
2015: The Year on Hatteras and Ocracoke in Photos
....WITH SLIDE SHOW
By IRENE NOLAN
Free Press photographer Don Bowers of Buxton spent some time combing
through his files of the hundreds of photographs that he took on
Hatteras and Ocracoke islands during 2015.
He chose 37 of them to share with our readers in this slide show.
The year 2015 is not unusual in that many of the newsy photos are from
weather-related events -- the cold winter with frozen harbors and
snow on the dunes, flooding from record-breaking rainfall in coastal
storms in early October, the angry surf in northeasters,
kiteboarding in an early-season tropical storm.
Others are related to our beautiful night skies -- September's Super
Blood Moon, the Milky Way over Frisco Pier, lightning over the Pamlico
Others are photos we are used to seeing -- anglers flocking to Cape
Point when it reopens after bird and turtle nesting season, running to
raise money for the island's cancer patients, local entertainers,
shipwrecks on the beach, and the annual rites of graduation and the
blessing of the fleet.
Then there are the just plain beautiful-to-behold photos of shadows and sunsets and lighthouses.
We hope you enjoy the photos.
If you have some of your own favorite island photos, send them to us
and we will post them on the website or on our Facebook page.
Send them to [email protected].
And Happy New Year to all of you from all of us at The Island Free Press.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW SLIDE SHOW