Friday afternoon the wind started blowing...25, 30, 35 mph, and it continued throughout the night, with gusts up to 45 - 50 mph. First the state suspended the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferry runs...then the Hatteras runs. It is another one of those times when living 20+ miles from the mainland and being unable to leave the island reminds us of how little control we have over nature. It can be exhilarating.
On to another subject: Even though I don't take many pictures, family and friends often do. Below are three photos from this year's OcraFolk School.
First is Cat Farley fixing something scrumptious in the cooking class. Because David was the teaching assistant, Lachlan showed up one day. He is examining the goods:
(Photo by Theresa Adams, a student in the photography class.)
Ann Ehringhaus, the Photography Class teacher, took the next two photos. The first is the Sampler Class relaxing on the porch of the Roy Robinson House at Portsmouth Island. First inhabited by the Coast Guard Captain Roy Robinson, this house originally stood near the Life Saving Station, and was moved to its present location with log rollers and a horse. Ann has leased the house for several years.
This next photo is the entire School standing on the porch and in front of the Soundfront Inn.
You can click on any photo to view a larger image.