...in Ocracoke. Thanks to prevailing winds, Ocracoke Island has had little impact from the smoky wild fire that has burned 42,000 acres on the eastern North Carolina mainland. Last Thursday we had a bit of smoky haze, but other than that we have been spared. Today, in fact, is bright and sunny. Temperatures dropped yesterday, so I'd say the weather is just about perfect. We even turned off the A/C at home.
I believe I'll take care of a few details (like paying bills, answering emails, and making a dental appointment), and then Lou Ann and I will head for the beach for an hour or so. The water has been almost bathtub warm, with gentle, rolling waves and no rip currents. Not so great for body surfing, but just right for relaxing.
So come on down to the island. The air is clear and clean, and the water is a sparkling turquoise hue. It doesn't get much better than this.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the brave and courageous members of the US Life Saving Service. You can read it here.