Saturday, November 16, 2013

Treasure From the Sea

Visitors to the island often ask about "the best place to find seashells." And it's always difficult to give a satisfactory answer. "After a storm," is probably the best advice. Or "at low tide." Or "on one of the more secluded sections of the beach."

"In the off-season," is another honest answer to the question. A few days ago I was taking my daily afternoon walk when I spotted this whelk that had just washed up on the beach.

Ocracokers would call this a left handed whelk. To find out why, click here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2010/06/shell-dippers.html.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.

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