Visitors often think that there is nothing to do here on quiet Ocracoke Island. Well we've had a busy morning. Of course, I slept later than usual, then enjoyed a relaxing breakfast with Lou Ann. After throwing some clothes in the washer (and hanging them up on our clothesline) we wandered over to the Village Craftsmen where Allison is demonstrating her stained glass art (Lou Ann commissioned a suncatcher made with glass and shells she'd found on the beach). While there we ran into friends who shared stories and much laughter. They had off-island visitors with them, so we offered them a tour of the graveyards, then walked around the corner to see the new pitcher pump and the rest of the house. From there we made an excursion to Books to be Red to pick up a few birthday gifts. Of course, Leslie was there and we chatted about island gossip for a while.
Back home we got left over fish and salad out of the fridge, then feasted on cold watermelon from David's garden. Now I'm writing this blog. I'm hoping to do a bit more writing this afternoon, then I'll catch up on some reading. Maybe I'll even take a short nap before heading to Zillie's for wine tasting at 6, and then to friends' rental cottage for dinner.
Whew! Life can be so busy. Didn't even get to the beach today.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's account of installing an old-fashioned pitcher pump. You can read it here.