Friday, May 13, 2011


Blogger was shut down for a while for maintenance...thus no post this morning. And somehow yesterday's post and comments have disappeared. I don't know what happened.

Just a quick note this afternoon -- The annual British Cemetery Ceremony at 11 a.m. was impressive, as usual, and the ocean has been spectacular lately...gently rolling waves, a few dolphins, and water the color of the Caribbean. It is simply wonderful to be alive and to experience this magnificent world.

Tune in the Jeopardy tonight! We are all impressed with Charles' performance no matter what the final outcome.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here:,htm.


  1. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Philip - What do you believe are the conditions that account for "water the color of the Caribbean"?

  2. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Glad blogger is up & running. Don't know what's in store for Charles tonight, but in my book he is already a winner.

  3. The waters at Ocracoke are usually churned up with sand. I guess it's just the configuration of the bottom, and the force of the waves. When conditions are right the water is clear...and often a beautiful Caribbean blue-green. Sometimes you can stand in water up to your chest and see your toes.

  4. Anonymous4:07 PM

    I am impressed by just the fact that the ceremony is still held at the British Cemetery after so many years. Who was in attendance?

  5. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Just found this on BBC:

  6. Anonymous7:56 PM

    YES! Charles is the champion! AWESOME...he did Ocracoke Proud!

  7. Ocracoker Wannabe8:04 PM

    Congratulations Charles! I was cheering for you so much, I'm sure my neighbors thought I was watching a ballgame. :)

  8. debbie s.8:24 PM

    way to go charles! So very very happy for him!

  9. Congrats to Charles! It was such a fun week on Jeopardy!

  10. It's been 69 years since the HMT Bedfordshire was torpedoed. I believe there has been a ceremony at the British Cemetery every year since then. There were a number of dignitaries participating, including top brass from the US Coast Guard, the British Royal Navy, the Canadian Navy, and representatives of the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum. In attendance were many Ocracoke island residents and visitors.

  11. Anonymous6:59 AM

    What fun. Chas.was AMAZING...Not cause he won...He knew LADY GA -GA!

  12. This is the last part of the BBC link mentioned above:


    For some reason the last part of long URLs doesn't get posted in the comments section.

    So just copy and paste the link together correctly to view this short, but excellent video.

  13. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Philip-Thanks a million for info on British Cemetery.