Thursday, June 04, 2009

Beach Walk

There weren't many people in the water yesterday. The ocean was rough, and it was a bit windy. Nevertheless, folks were out on the beach, sitting in folding chairs reading, lying on towels in the lee of a large beach umbrella, fishing, or walking along the tide line searching for shells. I didn't even see any kites.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Perhaps your readers are often entertained by your stories of stuff washing up on shore from the ship wrecks of yore. The Circus for example. Having said that, it was last April I was listening to NPR's Ira Flato and he was interviewing a scientist who studies the trash in the ocean. The discussion was mind boggling a mass of debris the size of Texas floating in the ocean. It is true and now the Air France crash and the confusion of trash in the seas sad but true

  2. I didn't hear the NPR report, but I recently read Curtis Ebbesmeyer's "Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science." We islanders are fortunate that Ocracoke does not attract much ocean trash, but dismayed by the volume of trash collecting elsewhere in the ocean and along our coasts.