Thursday, April 02, 2009

Morning Walk

Lachlan and I walked down to the Community Store this morning. We stopped in Kitty Hawk Kites (Lachlan's favorite store) just to browse. They are still re-stocking for the coming season, so many of their shelves are bare. On the porch of the Community Store we watched people come and go, and chatted with neighbors. Woody reminded me that I hadn't published a blog this morning yet. He thought I might remind folks that restaurants are starting to open back up. While we were talking Nancy and Chloe stopped to share a few words. Nancy confirmed Woody's comment. She starts back to work this evening. Then a school group sauntered by...and a Coast Guard officer was inspecting commercial boats for the coming season. No doubt about it...the village is waking up, and a new season is upon us.

In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter I share information about our many local cemeteries, with examples of some of our more interesting epitaphs. You can read it here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.


  1. Anonymous11:57 AM

    I am ready it's been a long cold winter!

  2. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Cant wait to see you again! We are coming down for the WOVV fundraiser at the end of the month; just for the weekend. By then, the island will be revving up. Kelli keeps talking about another playdate with Lachlan. Happy Easter! See you all soon, jackandceleste

  3. OcracokeFan9:24 AM

    I've heard that there are some new developments taking shape on the island. Could you give us some details about the new "Berkley Club" and the "Beachside Landing"? Is the island starting to experience yet another building boom? I sure hope things slow down there! Thanks for any information you can provide.

  4. Maybe one of our readers has the information you seek about new development. I know almost nothing, except that homesites are for sale where Berkley Manor is located. I've never even heard the term "Beachside Landing." Sorry I can't be more help.

  5. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Here is a couple of websites to look at: First visit,

    Also take a look at:

    Here is a PDF of building standards for the Berkley Club