Last night the 2nd annual Ocrafolk School met at the Flying Melon restaurant. It was an opportunity for the 29 students to meet their instructors, and for the instructors to learn something about the students and give them brief introductions to the classes. And, we shared a delicious meal prepared by Michael Schramel and Suzie Scott.
This morning I presented half of the students with a brief introduction to Ocracoke, and a tour of the Ocracoke Preservation Society museum. Captain Rob took the other half on a schooner cruise. Then we swapped students and repeated our presentations. In the afternoon classes began -- Pottery, Basketry, Watercolor Painting, Cooking, & Ocracoke Sampler.
Our Sampler class enjoyed a kayak tour of the sound side of the island. David Senseney shared information and insights about birds, marsh grasses, trees, plants, ecology, and development issues. We learned a lot, and worked up a great appetite. In just an hour or so we'll be coming together again for dinner at Captain Ben's restaurant, and then a music jam at the Soundfront Inn. This is going to be a great week!
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