It is cooler today, with overcast skies, and a forecast that calls for strong winds and rain this evening. As most of our readers know, weather plays an important role in daily island life. Wind, if it's fierce enough, can stop the ferries. Fog often has the same effect. It is the rare islander who hasn't ended up sleeping in his or her car on the mainland or Hatteras waiting for the ferries to resume operation.
A friend who recently moved to Ocracoke remarked the other day that he is gradually adjusting to our island pace. When the fog rolled in several days ago he biked out to the post office and saw the sign on the door: "No mail delivery today." Not having mail every now and then is a small price to pay for enjoying the rest of island life.
Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.