Sunday, January 22, 2012


Several days ago Lou Ann took a few photos at or near sunset. Below are three -- one taken at the beach, looking toward "South Point," the second one taken from "Jack's Dock" where the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Exhibit is located, and the last one taken from the NPS docks, shortly before the lighthouse light came on.

In the winter, when the sun sets farther south, the western side of the village becomes a starkly silhouetted scene dominated by the lighthouse. It is quite impressive.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the "Joe Bell" flower. You can read it here:


  1. debbie s.8:35 AM

    simply gorgeous!

  2. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Now do OI residents make a point to have their front doors decorated in an inviting fashion? I have a poster of Charleston SC front doors (a watercolor painting) and well was curious if the homes of the island are kept tidy and picturesque to bump up the quaint factor( I was downtown where I live( in suburbia)- the camellias were in bloom some azaleas popping out and well some residents needed to find their rake and bag up the leaves.

  3. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Aaah Ocracoke sunrises and sunsets! Like the song says..."Nothing could be finah than to be in Carolina"...

  4. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Miss You Ocracoke.

  5. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I'd be

    --Blue Bayou

  6. Thanks for all your comments! I never leave home without my camera!

  7. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Beautiful photographs! The funny thing is, to the untrained eye, given all the evergreen vegetation on Ocracoke, it would otherwise be tough to tell the time of year in which these were taken. The only noticeable difference is that there are no people!