Badminton, croquet, grilled corn on the cob, shish-ke-babs, fireworks....all the makings for a traditional 4th of July celebration (in addition to the parade and other community events) right here on Ocracoke Island! For the fireworks we strolled down to the center of the village and settled onto the deck of the schooner Windfall. With friends we watched the sky light up over the Coast Guard Station and sailboats & dinghies in Silver Lake harbor.
At the end of the pyrotechnic display we formed an impromptu choir (led by Sundae Horn) and belted out "The Star Spangled Banner" for our neighbors. We were greeted by spontaneous applause. It was a fitting end to a beautiful day.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."