Another beautiful day is dawning! Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid 70s today, with bright sunshine. It has been lovely like this for several days.
For those of our readers who are not on the island, the annual Ocracoke fishing tournament is winding down. The island is overflowing with anglers and their families. I learned last night that one team caught a 48"blue fish, possibly a world record (?). It was recorded for the tournament, but I understand it was released before it could be properly documented for any other honors. At least a number of others saw the fish and can vouch for its size. Maybe one of our readers has more details (or even a photo).
Look for upcoming news about the annual British Cemetery celebration next week, the Memorial Day Firefighter's Ball, and the June Ocrafolk Festival. It's not too early to plan a trip to the island to take advantage of these events.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.