I'm guessing all of the visitors are heading to the beach this morning. Finally, the sun is peeking out and the rainstorms are over. My brother and his girlfriend are on their way to the island. He just bought a new pickup truck (on which he's installed new wheels and dual exhausts -- "What is this," I asked him, "the 1950s?"). I'm hoping they'll want to spend some time at the beach. Warner just called. He's on the island without a vehicle, and he's hoping I'll carry him out there for a swim later today.
Islanders love this time of year. The village is quieter, the ocean is still warm, and we don't need heat or A/C (the temperature is 70 degrees right now). Wave if you see us jumping in the waves.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a small photo album with historic pictures, including the aftermath of the 1944 hurricane, the 1921 Ghost Ship of the Outer Banks, the 1935 wreck of the Nomis, the Island Inn, the Methodist Church, and the Wahab Village Hotel. I've added a short paragraph under each photo to help put them in historical perspective. You can see the pictures by clicking here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082609.htm.