Old Man Winter blew in from the north during the night with winds of 25 - 35 miles per hour. Bright sunshine is keeping the day cheery even while trees are swaying in the steady winds and windows are rattling in the frequent gusts. The warmth of last week has been replaced by temperatures in the mid 30s.
Not too much is going on today. Most folks are just staying indoors. At midday I will take a stroll along the surf, but then I'll come back home and work on a crossword puzzle or pick up my latest book. It's the perfect day for quiet relaxation.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Street Names, Part II, published December 19, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news121805.htm.