Friday, March 10, 2006

Some Observations

How can you tell which cars on the Hatteras ferry are local? Here are some clues:

  • They've got a red priority loading sticker on the windshield,
  • They have an Ocracoke School license tag frame,
  • The back of their vehicle is loaded with groceries, paper towels, & toilet paper (only relevant to a southbound trip),
  • They wave to (or stop to chat with) the deckhands as they board the ferry,
  • They stay inside their cars to nap or read, or
  • They wander around and talk with other islanders through open car windows,
  • If it's late in the afternoon when they arrive home they all stop at the post office as soon as they get into the village.
Just a few observations from my 6 1/2 hour trip to the dentist yesterday.

You can read our latest newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news021806.htm. It's the story of the US Life Saving Station on Ocracoke and the wreck of the A.F. Crockett on February 17, 1885.

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