Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another Gift From the Sea

There are so many reasons to enjoy the off season on least if you live here year-round and have family and good friends nearby. It is a quieter time of year, with more opportunities to visit neighbors, get together to play cards, host pot luck dinners, read good books, gather at the Community Store for music, fish for drum, gaze up into the night sky, and walk along the beach for renewal of the spirit

The off season is also when we're more likely to find seashells and other gifts from the sea. Two days ago I looked down to see this starfish washed up in the high tide line. Sometimes, if the wind and tide work together, we'll find hundreds of starfish on the beach. This time there was only this one.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here:


  1. Thank your for your wonderful thoughts on Gift from the Sea. I've visited your Island many times and I look forward to reading your blog because it makes me feel like I am back there. You're so fortunate to live in that space where you are. Thank you so much for the smiles.

  2. Anonymous5:22 PM

    THROW IT BACK!!!!!!!!!

  3. I did not throw it back. It was dead, clearly and positively.