Captain Rob & I took his small catboat across the waters to Portsmouth Island yesterday morning. The current was swift so we motored for a while. But when we raised the sail and stopped the outboard we entered a different world. There is nothing quite as peaceful and relaxing as being out on the sound in a sailboat. Near the inlet we spotted two dolphins. They approached us and swam under our boat as we made our way toward the island.
We docked the boat half way between the ocean beach and the village and searched for a few clams. But both of us needed to get back home because of a Mother's Day brunch at the Cafe Atlantic. So we headed back to Ocracoke without any clams and without a walk through the village. Storm clouds were making on the horizon, and thunder in the distance rumbled up to us. We arrived back at the dock with just a few raindrops on the deck.
'Twas a wonderful morning adventure!
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