Yesterday was a superb day to spend a bit of time at the beach! The water temperature was in the mid-70s, so there was no shock when I dove in. The bottom quickly sloped until the water was about chest deep. There the waves were gentle and rolling, making swimming almost effortless. A bit farther out there was a sandbar, and on the other side, larger and more exciting waves.
In spite of a slight littoral current, everyone there seemed to be enjoying the water...the perfect way to escape the midday heat.
It rained torrents last night, with dramatic lightning and booming thunder. I am planning to take the family out in the boat later today. I hope it's not too windy. Wave if you see us out in the Sound!
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.