Friday, July 01, 2005

A Day on the Sound

Sometimes it's difficult to find time to write a daily journal entry. Take yesterday, for example. After a leisurely breakfast with our friend Clay, Lou Ann & I borrowed a cousin's kayak (Clay had brought his own; I suppose I should purchase my own too). We put in at one of the island creeks and paddled out into the sound. Immediately we left the world of motor vehicles and all that they represent.

We were surrounded by water, marsh, blue sky, and wading birds. The water is shallow on the "back side" of the island so we were fortunate to observe a number of turtles swimming near our kayaks. There were also herons, egrets, & jumping well as hermit crabs crawling among the eel grass.

We found several derelict crab pot buoys that had washed up into the marsh. We loaded them onto our kayaks and carried them back to hang up on our outbuilding.

We barely had time to grab a bite to eat before 11 month old Lachlan was scheduled to come by for the rest of the afternoon and evening. We immediately set out to visit friends, including Ann (who is 95 years old) and Max (who is just 3 months old).

All in all, it was a busy day. So, if you don't hear from us for a day or two, it's probably because we're just having too much fun.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:47 PM

    I tried to email this to you at, but it keeps bouncing back. Here it is:

    I visited your shop a week ago, and at your recommendation I bought the Ocracokers book. I spent last week reading it each day on the beach. For those who love history as I do, it was a delightful read. I'll be back next June for another week in the Outer Banks, and I look forward to returning to Ocracoke and exploring the island with more background to guide me. I'm sure I'll appreciate my second trip even more than my first.

    Thanks again.


    P.S. Reading your journal entry today was so reminiscent of what I read in the book. It makes me wistful since it will be a full year until I return to Ocracoke.