Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pot Luck

After a particularly hot and humid several weeks on Ocracoke the weather has finally moderated. Temperatures in the last several days have been in the mid 80s, with low humidity...the perfect time for an outdoor gathering!

Yesterday evening Brian Carter and Jamie Tunnell, along with Jamie's parents, hosted a potluck dinner at their home on the old Ammunition Dump Road. Brian and Jamie are getting married in September in Swan Quarter (where Jamie grew up), and they wanted to get together with island friends before the wedding.

The weather couldn't have been any better, the food was delicious, everyone was enjoying pleasant conversations...and several people brought their musical instruments (guitar, fiddle, & banjo). It was a great way to celebrate Jamie & Brian's relationship and to look forward to cooler temperatures and a quieter, more relaxed season.

Best wishes, Brian & Jamie!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Mmmm pot luck :) What special dish did you make? Music too :)) Which instrument did you bring? :D

  2. Let me guess -- deviled eggs and harmonica.

  3. Love Ocracoke in the Fall and Winter months. Maybe we'll make it up there some time in the next few months. Since we've been living on the Gulf, we haven;t made as many trips up there, but it is still one of our most favorite places anywhere. Match a potluck with Ocracoke and what do you get?


  4. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Just back from a week on the Outer Banks--at Duck, or as I now call it, the anti-Ocracoke.

    SOOOO disappointed we didn't make the trip down to the island, though several visits throughout the week to Coquina Beach DID give us a near approximation of what we've come to love about Ocracoke--the expansive, undeveloped shore; the gently sloping beach with its long, rolling waves; and a far more pleasant sense of welcoming community and relaxation.

    Appreciate even more now this virtual link to the island. And can't wait to return for a proper OBX vacation--on Ocracoke.