Rain this morning....and another power outage, however cleanup progresses. Electricity has been restored. The sun is out now, and the sky is bright. Mostly the village looks a bit bedraggled, but folks are powerwashing their boardwalks & ramps, cutting up fallen tree limbs, picking up debris, and drying out their belongings. Everyone is thankful that we had so little tide.
Village Craftsmen will reopen this afternoon at 1 o'clock. In a day or so I'm guessing that nearly everthing will be open again. Check this link for ferry information: http://www.ncferry.org. Click on "Important Traveler Alerts" for the latest bulletins.
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.]