We hope all of our readers had a joyous holiday season...and that 2014 will be the best year ever. It is good to be back sharing news of Ocracoke Island.
Lou Ann was on the island from Christmas Eve until just a couple of days ago. We enjoyed Christmas festivities, visits with family & friends, a boat trip to Portsmouth Island, and daily excursions to the beach. One highlight of the last week was the arrival of a beautiful snowy owl on the island. You can see one of Peter Vankevich's spectacular photos of this rare visitor on our January 1 Facebook page.
Peter also sent me a photo of a Peregrine Falcon that was spotted on Ocracoke:
We will be here again tomorrow with more news, stories, and photos of life on Ocracoke, so come back often.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former
slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab.
You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112113.htm.