Signs of the season:
Sunny days with temperatures in the mid 80's,
Ocean water warming up to bathtub temperatures,
Bright red skin from too much time in the unrelenting sun,
Cleaning and organizing to make homes welcoming for summer house guests,
Plans for summertime activities -- the Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival, Ocracoke Opry, Porch Talks at Ocracoke Preservation Society, History Talk for an FAA Safety Seminar.....the list goes on,
Launching boats for fishing, clamming, or just to be out on the water,
And, of course, streets & shops bustling with visitors.