Ocracoke needs rain. These last few weeks we've occasionally had gray clouds scudding by, and even some rumblings off in the distance, but precious little precipitation. Hardly enough to make a short-lived puddle. So I've been watering our new plants and bushes. Most of them seem to be thriving in spite of the heat and drought. Lou Ann did her research and chose plants well adapted to sun and dry soil, and even tolerant of salt water. We'll see about that.
For visitors (and lucky islanders), however, these last few weeks have been perfect beach weather. Warm water, gentle waves, and lots of sun beckon nearly everyone to the surf.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Black Squall, a brig loaded with circus animals that wrecked on Ocracoke in April of 1861. You can read it here.