Below are a few photos Amy took of the beach and village. Click on any photo to view a larger image.
One of the many scotch bonnets and starfish (thousands of starfish washed up on the beach):
Maria Daisy and a stranded refrigerator:
Chairs and other debris found their way to our beach:
Even a television set floated up:
An exotic-looking crab:
Bags full of leaves and twigs on Howard Street waiting to be picked up:
Amy discovered a live octopus in one of the conchs she picked up in the surf. It slithered out of the shell onto the beach:
Jennifer reacts as she prepares to return the octopus to the ocean:
The frightened octopus leaves a trail of ink:
The conch shell where the octopus had taken refuge:
Lachlan is fascinated by this wild creature:
Look closely (click to view a larger image) and you will see a myriad of starfish under the water:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the marine hospital on Portsmouth Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082111.htm.