Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ocracoke Night Life

Yesterday I wrote about all of the activities that are available to us on Ocracoke. Please don't get me wrong -- that is only when we want to be engaged with activity. Take last night for another example. I walked through the village with a half dozen folks, sharing ghost and history stories. What a beautiful and quiet night it was. The half moon hung in the sky, casting soft shadows on sandy lanes. Every now and then a bicyclist passed by. A couple of dogs barked as we strolled down a footpath. Silhouettes of massive live oaks framed our walk down Howard Street. Several participants commented on how serene and calm island life can be.

Many of our readers know what I am talking about. Few other places provide a similar feeling.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Philip, thank you so much for your blog...It is the only way I start my day. So true about life on Ocracoke. Nothing better than strolling along Howard lane at night listening for the breeze in the trees. Can't wait til August, we will be on the island for a week. Thanks again for your effort in maintaining the blog and sharing Ocracoke life we us.

  2. debbie s.9:28 AM

    the thing i love most about the island is the quiet.

    nothing like it in the world....

  3. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Thank you. I almost believed you'd forgotten the virtues of having "little or nothing to do"!