For years folks have told me how beautiful the water is in the Gulf Stream. Friday I had an opportunity to experience it for myself. In the photos below you can see the difference between near-shore and off-shore water.
I took this photo as we were returning to Ocracoke. You can see the island in the distance. The water was that familiar blue-green color.
I took this picture when we were in the Gulf Stream. The water was a deep, rich blue...almost indigo.
Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of Infant & Childhood Mortality on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072113.htm.