Amy sent me the following photos of some of the shells and driftwood she picked up on the beach after Hurricane Irene. As you can see there were quite a few whelks, scotch bonnets, moon snails, and lettered olives. She also found one murex, a fighting conch, and a fig shell. Friends and neighbors found helmets (some "early birds" picked up dozens of them), nutmegs, and other uncommon shells. Of course, Amy also discovered an octopus in one whelk (see our September 12, 2011 post). Click on a photo to see a larger image.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of slavery on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092111.htm.