Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Fall is definitely in the air. It's just 66 degrees with sunny skies and a light breeze. It's a great day to bike around the village, do some yard work, or teach a grandchild to ride a two-wheeled bike (Lachlan's pretty good at balancing, but still needs to work on stopping gracefully!).

The island gets a tad quieter each day, and a few shops and businesses are cutting their schedules and activities. Village Craftsmen is now open 10 am - 5 pm. Tonight is the last Opry show of the season; tomorrow is the last regularly scheduled Molasses Creek performance. I believe we'll all head to the Pub after tonight's show for an informal end-of-the-season party.

If you see us there, wave!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of an article Philip wrote about sailing aboard the historic two-masted schooner, Mary E. It was originally published in the Washington Post in 1976. You can read it here:


  1. Philip,
    Addison and I were at last week's Opry. It was a lot of fun--and winning the cd was an extra bonus! (And Aaron Caswell was unbelievable...)

    We went out on the Windfall the next night after seeing Cap'n Rob at the Opry. It was a spectacular night for it!

    Have a great season finale and party.


    P.S. Driving up NC 158 last Saturday was depressing and disorienting after being on Ocracoke all week. The traffic and crowds made us feel like we were in the big city all of a sudden.

  2. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Enjoy the quiet island and your well earned rest.

  3. Anonymous3:47 PM

    HaHaHa!! at previous post!! He hasn't worked in years, what do you mean "well earned rest"?

  4. Anonymous6:32 AM

    In this day and age one must pause and ask What is Life. Does one toil away at a monotonous job only to be pink slipped due to a hostile take over by a junk bond king , Does one seek happiness as a job is only an means to an end. Does one move to a faraway land --which by the way is what people often did --the early residents of this country came here from all over well boys and girls the tide is turning in this global economy-- what is keeping us here tethered to the strings of misconception This country is s big i suppose one can find their little piece of happiness look at the Beales and there situation in Grey Gardens it went on for years

  5. Anonymous8:05 AM

    What? I think this person is the one who needs to get a life!