About 8:30 Saturday morning Amy called me from her cell phone. She and her friend Jennifer were walking on the beach, and they had spotted a whale, near the NPS campground. I drove out there right away. The whale was fairly far off shore (even Amy & Jen had just caught a glimpse of its immense body), and by the time I got there we could only see the periodic spouting of exhaled air from its blowhole. But it was exciting, nevertheless, just to know that one of these majestic creatures was nearby.
If you will be walking along our beach be sure to keep your eyes out for whales, especially during the winter months.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of a 1911 wedding on Portsmouth Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022111.htm.