Well, Gabrielle disappointed no one but the news media (as one comment yesterday noted). As expected, there was wind, but not much more than on a typical blustery day. Unfortunately, we got almost no rain. For a few moments we received a light mist, but that was all. Actually, there were large patches of blue sky most of the day, even as lower level clouds raced by overhead. I spent the day sharing meals with Amy, David, & Lachlan, visiting with neighbors on the front porch, reading, and napping. All in all, it was a thoroughly pleasant day.
Today it is sunny and warmer. I've heard that we might eventually get some rain, maybe later in the week, and no one will be disappointed about that.
This month's newsletter is a story of Captain Joe Burrus, last Ocracoke lighthouse keeper before the beacon was electrified and automated. You can read it here.