We're almost back to normal (well as normal as Ocracoke ever gets). The Swan Quarter & Cedar Island ferries are running again this morning. The strong winds have abated (wind velocity is only about 10 mph today), the sun is drying out the dampness, and shop doors are reopening. Word from UPS has it that a portion of the road on Hatteras Island is still covered with sand from ocean overwash, so their truck won't be traveling to the island until tomorrow. But we understand that the DOT is working hard to open Highway 12 sometime this morning. All the while life just continues to flow here on Ocracoke.
This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.