I do love early morning...watching the sky turn from the deepest shade of ebony darkness to the aurora of day.
Yesterday morning was just one of those splendid mornings. Nina (from the Lightkeeper's House and kayak guide) took three of us out on an early morning kayak tour into the Sound.
I balanced my early morning coffee on the handle bars of my bike into the dark village. Grey dawn greeted us as we pushed off the shore. As the sun poured over the horizon, we were pushing towards Teach's Hole and the marshy inlets. We were not disappointed. Quiet, hushed silence was our conversation as we watched egrets and herons and kingfishers.
By the time we returned, the sun was high and the village was bustling with the morning.
It was a wonderful way to end my summer adventure.
I will be leaving for Indiana in the morning. I arrived on June 1st, and these golden days of summer have fled by. My mind is etched with memories..snapshots in thoughts and sights and sounds.
Thank you for letting me share my summer with you...for visiting at the Village Craftsmen.
Until we meet again, I wish you sand in your sneakers, sunrises on quiet oceans, and a summer's worth of stories to remember.
[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]