Wednesday, December 15, 2010


What a day it has was yesterday. The wind was whipping sand across the road all day and the ocean was white with choppy breakers. Despite all that, the seagulls were out in huge numbers diving in for a tasty winter meal. Dolphins were also out. A friend reported seeing some swimming next to the ferry yesterday morning.
The wind is supposed to lessen some today, but the high temperatures are forecast to remain in the 20s to low 30s for the next few days. Some years it's been so warm at Christmas time we've been able to walk around in shorts. I'm guessing that won't happen this year!

Click on the photo below to view a selection of parent/child necklaces from Village Craftsmen's online catalog.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory on Ocracoke island. Click on the following link to go directly there:


  1. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Welcome to my world! At least you don't have to worry about the homeless- or do you? CHILLY IN PHILLY

  2. Ocracoke's 30 degrees sounds pretty warm compared to the 10 degrees we awakened to this morning! And winter doesn't start for another 6 days!

  3. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Philip, even with your detailed description making me want to pull up my collar a little tighter around my neck, I still want to experience Ocracoke Island during a really bone-chilling cold snap. It's been extremely cold and uncomfortable on the mainland, but I just want to see what it "feels" like to be on the island this time of the year!

    Bundle up! We're expecting wintry weather by tomorrow morning....again!