It's a beautiful first day of August. Blue sky, puffy clouds, and a light breeze. We're off to the beach, but will stay out of the water. An early tropical depression off the coast of South Carolina is contributing to rip currents along the Outer Banks.
Late last week a visitor was caught in a rip current and drowned. We join with all islanders in expressing our deepest sympathy for this tragedy.
When you come to the island, please enjoy our beach, but be extremely careful, especially when strong currents are present.