Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Ocean in September

The weather yesterday wasn't the best for beach goers (it was cloudy and rainy most of the day), but earlier in the week it was just perfect...with warm summer temperatures and long stretches of empty space. The Atlantic was just right...deep rolling waves, but no rip currents or undertow, and cool enough to feel refreshing, but warm enough to want to dive in without a moment's hesitation.

September is so wonderful here that I try to get to the beach at least once a day, for soon enough the north winds will blow across our island, and I don't want to be huddling around the gas log stove regretting so many missed opportunities for enjoying the best beach in America.

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. claragilbert11:40 PM

    Tell us about Gov. Perdue's son's wedding,please. Asheville must be green with envy!

  2. All I know is that some friends saw the governor on the ferry, she visited the school, there was a dinner at the Back Porch on Friday (my daughter Amy made the desserts but wasn't there...her husband David & his band, Molasses Creek, played [he spoke briefly with Emmett, the groom]), and the wedding was on Saturday at the Methodist Church. As far as I could tell the island didn't get into an uproar about the whole thing.

    You can read about the governor's visit to the school here: