Friday, August 26, 2011


A sure sign of an approaching storm -- cars parked on every small knoll and hammock throughout the village.

Click on either photo to see a larger image.


  1. Thank you, Philip, for your faithfulness to this journal. I can't get there as often as I used to when I lived on the East Coast, but my heart is with you. I trust that Ocracoke will weather the storm and I hope everyone stays safe. I'm sure the quiet is a welcomed respite from the bustle of summer.

    Thinking of you.

  2. Thank you so much for the updates; I am praying for safety for all who decided to stay. I can't keep my tv off the Weather Channel but am devoted to your blog for the real updates.

    Be safe and please post about what is needed most after the storm. We will come, bring whatever we can pile onto 2 trailers, and help clean up.

    xo, Jane

  3. Anonymous9:59 AM

    But is the regular Friday night poker game still on??

  4. praying for you...thank you for posting.

  5. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Prayers for you, your family and such a special place. Hoping Ocracoke will pull through this one as always before...

  6. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Philip, hope you feel the love of everyone pulling for you and dear Ocracoke Island.

  7. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Wish I could send you some "hills" from VA and NC. I have never thought that parking near Howard's Pub would be a "high spot" until now.

    Keep the Faith!

  8. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Gutsey stuff staying. I would give anything to be there to see it. Stay safe, thoughts and prayers....

  9. I just can't get you, Ocracoke and Hatteras off my mind! Such a helpless feeling not being able to do a thing.......You guys hold on tight!

  10. Philip,
    Our friend Bill here in Greenville says come on...we have a bedroom for you. the Hatteras Ferry is still running!

  11. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Thanks for the updates, and best luck to you and the other residents planning to ride out the storm. Re the pix of cars parked on knolls and rises -- many appear to be positioned with the rear end at the highest point. Wouldn't it be better to put the engine end of the car on the high point for maximum protection from flooding?

  12. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Philip, as you've been around the island today, have you noticed the usual folks staying behind to weather the storm? Just wondered if more left the island with Irene approaching.

    Howard's Pub usually is the last to close. Still operating?

    Hope you don't mind me asking....

  13. Anonymous11:10 PM

    Dear God, please be kind to this special island.