I had an interesting conversation with a visitor yesterday. She wanted to know where to get gull eggs. They are good for reducing cholesterol, she informed me. "That might be true," I replied, "but I don't recommend that you gather gull eggs, especially in the National Seashore. I'm pretty sure that's illegal." She then went on to explain that they were available on Ocracoke.
Of course, she couldn't tell me exactly where she had gotten that information. I had never even heard of anyone years ago eating gull eggs, so I asked cousin Blanche. She had never heard of it either, though we both knew that O'cockers were fond of eating beach birds decades ago.
I don't know where she got her information, but I am certain it was misinformation. I guess you just can't believe everything you read on the Internet!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.