It rained a lot yesterday...torrents of heavy rain, then sprinkles...accompanied by thunder and lightning. But I heard from a neighbor who left early in the morning on the Swan Quarter ferry, before the storms arrived, and when skies were clear. She described the sound in typical island fashion as "slick cam." It must have been a beautiful sight. And then it was made dramatic as scores of dolphins emerged from under water and frolicked around the boat. Apparently a number of pods converged producing a grand display for all of the lucky travelers.
On your next trip across Pamlico Sound keep your eyes open. It's not uncommon to see at least a few dolphins.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story about volunteering for turtle patrol with the National Park Service. You can read her story and see her pictures here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072809.htm.