Claude's Daily Emails

Claude's email provides a window into the comfort & repose of island living. His musings "from the back porch" include the weather, daily specials, and other interesting happenings 'round the island.
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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Fellow Islanders, If you're missing a mature black labrador, one has been found on East Beach. The tags have phone numbers that have been called, but no response as of yet. If you recognize this cute pup, please respond via email or contact Public Safety at 910-457-5252. Enjoy this wonderful summer day on the island with your friends & family, and we'll see you 'round the Market! Cheers, Melissa & Claude Pope Maritime Market Bald Head Island www.maritimemarketbhi.com ... more

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/27


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 75 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a chorus of birds harmonizing with the sounds of the South Beach surf, and a puffy cloud sky with a faint breeze coming off the water. Today we'll see partly sunny skies becoming more cloudy by the afternoon, with light southerly breezes and a high near 80. What was once predicted to be a wet day will now be a dry and typical summer day on the island, and great news for those soaking up the first bits o... more

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/26


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the breaking dawn is revealing puffy clouds on the southern horizon - between streaks of blue sky - with a faint breeze and a quiet surf. We'll warm to about 80 this afternoon, with a slight chance of a brief morning shower, but otherwise mostly sunny skies, with a moderate south wind becoming more gusty this afternoon. We'll cool to the mid 70's overnight, and warm to the upper 70's tomorrow, with south... more

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/25


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, with dead calm winds and patches of blue sky amidst high wispy clouds. The seas are quiet, with faint sounds overwhelmed by the chorus of birds. Today we'll see partly sunny skies and light southerly breezes, with highs reaching the upper 70' this afternoon. We'll cool to the low 70's overnight, and warm to around 80 tomorrow, with moderate southerly winds and a slight chance of a summer shower. Ditto for Su... more

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/24


Fellow Islanders, Join us on Saturday, June 9 at 6pm for a fun-filled evening of culinary elegance as we explore the classic pairings of exceptional Bordeaux wines with hearty and succulent carving stations of USDA Prime Rib, New Zealand racks of Lamb, cold-water Lobster Tails, and perfectly grilled Atlantic Salmon. We’ll also feature a colossal shrimp cocktail bar, a baked potato bar, and a wedge salad bar, and a grilled veggie bar – each with all the trimmings. Our featured wines of t... more

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/24


Fellow Islanders, Our "official" press release follows this brief note. We're thrilled to announce that we've acquired the assets of Coastal Urge! We will continue to operate the business under its current brand, location and offerings, including the rentals of bikes and stand-up-paddleboards. Young Claude and his team from Bald Head Blues will manage the enterprise, and you'll see a few new faces on the island - both at the Coastal Urge store at 12B Maritime Way, and also at the "Board... more

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/24


Good Morning Fellow Islanders! It's 75 degrees on the front porch this morning, with scattered clouds glowing with the colors of dawn, and a light breeze coming off the water. The morning buzz of cicadas is quickly giving way to the chorus of birdsongs, as the faint sounds of the surf ride the gentle breezes over the dunes. Today we'll see partly sunny skies, light westerly breezes becoming easterly by the afternoon, and a high in the upper 70's, with a slight chance of a pop up shower ... more