Thursday, November 13, 2008

Warmer with Rain

Ocracokers have been looking forward to another warm November day, except now we've got a steady rain falling. We can still enjoy the day, of course, but there won't be many people strolling on the beach.

I thought I was going to have another propane tank installed this afternoon, but before they even unloaded it, the workmen discovered a leak in the brand new tank. I think they were happy to not be working outside in the rain. So we've rescheduled for next week.

Rainy days are great for reading, writing, and catching up on inside jobs, and I've been doing some more organizing today. Maybe I'll stop for a few minutes and finish a crossword puzzle!

Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my forthcoming book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.


  1. Anonymous7:09 AM

    When it rains on the island do the road conditions deteriorate due to the oil surfacin?

    If so, it makes for hazardous road conditions.

    Is the speed limit on the island 30 mph or do people drive faster and cause accidents?

    I was up north during October and was commenting on the leaves blowing in the rain. Then abruptly reminded of wet leaves making for no traction on the road as we came upon a flipped vehicle and the driver went into a skid but successfully brought the car to a stop with out colliding with the flipped car.

    We were able to get out of the way hoping to avoid meeting a driver less able to deal with a skid. I think if one is able to get out of the car when stuck in traffic due to an accident I think this is a good idea as a chain reaction collision is nothing you want to experience

  2. The village speed limit is 20-25 mph. With pedestrians, joggers, baby strollers, skate boards, bikes, golf carts, motorized wheelchairs, scooters, dogs, and ducks competing for space on the roads, the actual speed of vehicles, especially in the summer, is "a crawl."