Hi! This is Philip again. I've been off the island for a short while. Just returned home last night (on the 4 pm Hatteras ferry). By the way, NC Highway 12 was open in both directions, with only a few small puddles here and there (just south of the Oregon Inlet bridge, and at Rondanthe). However, evidence of the recent overwash was noticeable especially at Rondanthe. The "Nights in Rodanthe" house and others nearby have a large artificial sand barrier pushed up between the road and the houses in order to protect the road from more overwash. Who knows how long they can protect the road there?
I'm still getting settled in and organized. I'll write more in a day or two. I hope everyone enjoyed Bill's reports the last several weeks. Thank you Bill! I really appreciated the time off.
One more thing: We at Village Craftsmen wish all of our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your feasts...and especially your families!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102509.htm.