I was out in Pamlico Sound Sunday on the Windfall II. We had been clamming and just enjoying the beautiful day and the warm water. On the way back to the harbor we spotted a small pod of dolphins just outside the "ditch" (the narrow channel that connects Silver Lake Harbor with Pamlico Sound). There were probably 5 - 6 dolphins, maybe a few more. They surfaced...then disappeared for a while. Suddenly one, then several, reappeared just off our port side.
It is not unusual to see dolphins off shore from the beach all winter long. And they frequent Pamlico Sound periodically. Every once in a while they even wander into Silver Lake Harbor. It is always a treat to see these playful and inspiring mammals.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052111.htm.