Tom Pahl (owner of Ocracoke Restoration Company) and I had dinner at Howard's Pub this evening. The day had been mild and pleasant so I decided to ride my bike. After two hours of chatting, laughing, and sharing stories I headed back down Highway 12 toward Silver Lake. I was not prepared for the strong chilling wind. Sand was blowing across the road and gusts were so strong that at times they almost halted all forward motion.
It was good to turn down School Road and up my driveway. In my cozy home on Howard Street I can barely tell that it's windy outside. I'll just take my book down from the shelf, get comfortable, and read until I'm ready to turn in for the night. I"ll be back tomorrow.