Unlike many small villages, Ocracoke has no formal community recognition of today's holiday. I suppose it's because all of our businesses are open, catering to the many folks who come here for the long weekend. Islanders simply remember our servicemen in more private ways.
Over the weekend our streets were crowded with walkers and bicyclers as well as vehicles. Many locals just chose to stay near home. I ventured to the beach in the morning with family and friends. Even yesterday there was only a small crowd and we had plenty of room to romp and play, as well as catch a few waves. The surf was gentle and rolling with waves every now and then that were perfect for body surfing.
A new summer season has arrived!
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of the Invasion of Ocracoke & Portsmouth in the War of 1812.