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: