Usually once we get past the end of November, you can count on the the air over at the beach being a little cooler during the middle of the day than it is here on the mainland.
With that thought in mind, on Friday, December 16, I headed out for a hike at the Point on Emerald Isle wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved tee shirt. It was certainly a miscalculation. I should have stuck to my earlier-in-the-week thoughts that this was shorts weather.
I was fairly certainly that I had detected some signs that the season was changing, but apparently the warm weather is proving harder to dislodge than I guessed.
It is normal when I park and get out of my truck at the Station Street Parking lot near the Point for it to be warmer than it is when I actually walk onto to the beach.
That did not prove to be the case for my Friday walk. I could have used a little of the fog that we had the other day. By the time I had rounded the Point itself, I made the decision that I was too hot to continue my normal rounds.
I cut short my hike and headed back towards the vehicle access at Inlet Drive and walked down the beach to the first CAMA access point and headed back to the truck.
My hike was about 2.7 miles, but I guess I should be thankful that it was too warm instead of too cold. Last year at this time I would have been hiking on the Point. We were in the midst of a serious winter instead of a December to warm your toes.
More pictures of my adventure hiking around the Point at posted as this Picasa Web Album.