My walk on the beach yesterday evening was so relaxing. The ocean was gentle and calming, serene actually. No crashing breakers, no wild salt spray, just gently rolling waves, a few scurrying sanderlings, a gull feeding on a dead fish, and miles of calm, still water.
This morning I awoke to gray skies and light rain. It's the perfect day for curling up by the fire with a good book. Maybe I'll get to do that at lunchtime.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old August Storm of 1899, published September 15, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news091505.htm.