This is going to be a busy (but wonderful) week for me. Lou Ann arrived late last night. Amy brought her down (she had flown into Norfolk). Lou Ann's mother, Phyllis, came too. This is her very first visit to Ocracoke. They just made the 10 pm ferry...with only seconds to spare. This morning we drove out to the Pony Pen beach, walked north to the exposed shipwreck (the George W. Wells??), then stopped for a quick dip in the ocean. The water feels chilly at first, but after diving in it is so extraordinarily refreshing! And it's so nice to have Lou Ann back on the island.
Friends from the Midwest arrive on Thursday, then my brother Buddy and his fiancee Jamie will be here on Friday. Buddy & Jamie will be married on my front porch Saturday afternoon. Did I mention that it will be a busy week?
I'll do my best to post on this blog regularly, but if I miss a day or two I hope you'll understand.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is another tribute to the memory of islander and independent spirit Don Wood. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062110.htm.