Over the weekend the campgrounds were overflowing, and the lifeguard beach had a fair number of folks, but the island began to quiet down yesterday afternoon. At least that's how it felt to me. I think we're all looking forward to a little more time for ourselves and our families. So many chores have piled up (cleaning, organizing, filing, gardening, painting, fixing, etc.) and now the weather is nearly perfect for catching up on those long-neglected tasks. Maybe we'll even spend a bit more time out in our boats, or in the yard, or on the beach.
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.