It was beautiful warm February weekend. After having a cold January, it was nice to enjoy a warm sunny weekend in the upper 60’s. There were a few sailboats in the Neuse River (Oriental, North Carolina). The winds were from the Northeast at 5 knots.
In the morning (23 February), I decided to walk to Lou Mac Park in Oriental to take pictures of the sunrise. There were a few people out that morning walking about or ride their bikes. The “Bean” (a local Coffer Shop in Oriental), open at 07:00 AM on the weekend. They were probably waiting for the “Bean” to open. A lady mention she thought she saw a dolphin in the river this morning. I inform her that you usually do not see dolphins until Spring when the water warms up. When I got back to Whittaker Creek, I saw a sea otter in the creek. From a distance, it could be mistaken for a dolphin especially without the first cup of morning Joe.