Every once in a while the ocean is so clear you can stand in the surf up to your neck and see your toes. That's the way it was yesterday. Usually the waves stir up quite a bit of sand and swirl it around, giving the water a darker hue. But Thursday the waves were gentle and the Atlantic took on the appearance of the Caribbean with water the color of coke-bottle green. Even so, there were waves, but not the wild and crashing type. They just welled up and rolled over us as we bobbed gently in the warm, summer sea. Ahhh!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the brave and courageous members of the US Life Saving Service. You can read it here.