Friday, April 06, 2007


This is the time of year when frequent visitors to the island stop by to say hello. We've begun our Ghost & History Walks this week, and on both tours I've had folks who have joined me in years past. It is always good to speak with regular visitors and know that they appreciate the people and culture of Ocracoke Island. Also yesterday a distant cousin (3rd cousin ??) from Maryland stopped by to chat. As one neighbor said once, Ocracoke is one of those places where people talk about things that happened in the early 1800s and bystanders might think it happened yesterday.

Oh, by the way, yesterday's overcast skies quickly morphed into a bright, cheery, sun-filled day. Cool and a bit breezy, as today, but otherwise a perfect spring day.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells how to make a traditional wooden whistle from a myrtle branch. You can read the newsletter here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:48 AM


    As a frequent visitor to the island, one of the pleasures I enjoy is "discovering" something new each time I visit -- a new place, new insight into the island's history, etc.

    Your latest entry mentions your Ghost & History Walks. For those of us who've never had the pleasure, can you share some insights or provide a link where we can find more details about the walks?

    As always, appreciate your posts.