....and equal day. Today is the fall equinox, the official first day of autumn. Equinox literally means "equal night." The night is the same length as the day, twelve hours each.
And what a wonderful day this is already. Like yesterday and the day before we're expecting warm days and cool nights. The ocean temperature is just right. Hurricane Helene (way out in the Atlantic) is causing some higher than normal tides and the risk of rip currents, but with prudence folks have still been enjoying the water.
On the spur of the moment yesterday (as I was on the schooner, Windfall, with Captain Rob) we decided to have an equinox pot luck dinner tonight. Come on by, the food will be delicious, and the good will will be infectious.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's a history of Ocracoke's historic Howard Street