After several days with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, it's turned cooler again today. And windy. Gusts are nearing 30 mph, but it is sunny and actually quite delightful.
Blackbeard is here today for the official opening of the new Teach's Hole pirate shop on Highway 12. I'll stop by later this morning and maybe I'll be lucky and get a photo of Ocracoke's favorite rascal.
Speaking of Blackbeard, some of our readers may have seen the National Geographic special Sunday evening. A bunch of us got together at Frank & Jude's house to watch the show. Although none of us thought the "docudrama" added any new insights, we had a great time afterwards as we sang one of the classic songs ("Avast, Avast") from Julie Howard's 1970's musical, "A Tale of Blackbeard," and later, as we listened to Captain Rob recite his newest poem about Teach's fellow buccaneer, Israel Hands.
You can read our latest newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031806.htm. It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.