Lately the ocean has literally been "aquamarine," a magnificent pale blue-green color. Oftentimes on the Outer Banks the powerful waves churn up fine particles of sand as they crash against the shoreline. This gives the water a deeper, less vibrant color. But now and then conditions are just right and the ocean becomes transparent, even as waves roll up on the beach. Yesterday was like that. Standing in chest deep water I could see my feet on the bottom...until a wave gently picked me up and then set me back down.
It was Zen-like.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the 1913 wreck of the 6-masted schooner, George W. Wells. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072110.htm.