Thursday, September 02, 2010

Some Last Minute Activity

Ocracoke village remains calm and quiet, with a light breeze of about 10 mph. Around town residents are securing their boats (almost all of the smaller skiffs are out of the water) with ropes tied to poles, sheds, anchors, or anything else that is unlikely to move. All of the higher terrain is beginning to fill up with automobiles. A neighbor pointed out that it's all about micro-topography!

Other than bringing smaller items (bikes, trash cans, lawn mowers, etc.) inside, it's now simply time to visit with neighbors, chat on the Community Store porch, and wait and see.


  1. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Since you are staying do they ask you to write your social number on your arm for I.D.?

  2. The village would not be quiet if you could hear all the prayers and well-wishes of Ocracoke's many friends.

  3. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Thanks for the continued updates. Continued good thoughts to all.

  4. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Please take care of yourself, your loved ones and our beautiful island. Wish I could be there in person to offer any help/support - will have to just send prayers instead. We'll be waiting anxiously to hear how everyone is doing after the storm passes.

  5. Nancy in Martinsville, VA11:35 AM

    When was the last time you went through something like this?

  6. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I am glued to your blog and to the webcam on the airport's website as well. I can see people on the beach, the wind blowing through the trees, and the waves as they become bigger and rougher.

    As crazy as this may sound, I wish I was there. We love the Island and the people. Take care.

  7. Hi Philip- Hope you & all the Ocracokers stay safe and sound- thinking about all of you and the beautiful island of Ocracoke. (& saying prayers)!!!

    Nancy from Knoxville

  8. Anonymous12:41 PM

    hi Philip - our thoughts & prayers are also with you & all our friends on Ocracoke. stay safe & we look forward to seeing you on our next trip.

    Sherrill Page from Waldorf, MD

  9. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Where is the higher terrain?

  10. Anonymous1:11 PM

    On Ocracoke, anything above your knees is higher terrain.

  11. Anonymous3:11 PM

    The road the Sand Dollar Motel is on is high ground.

  12. Anonymous3:26 PM

    The community cemetery has a high spot as well as the other side of Silver Lake where they piled the dirt after it was dug out.

  13. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Glad to have found your blog...will be following along as the storm passes through. Hope you continue to have power and that you and your family remain safe! We will be thinking of you and all the residents of Ocracoke!

    Charlotte, NC