Friday, May 09, 2014


Lately I have noticed certain areas of the beach covered with pieces of broken seashells.This photo may not look terribly impressive, but I find it fascinating that ocean currents deposit so many shards in one location, and, just a few steps away, hardly any.

If I had the time and talent, I would consider fashioning a mosaic from these shell fragments. As it is, I will simply enjoy nature's art work.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here:


  1. Julie S.9:00 AM

    Glad to hear the lifeguard beach will have guards 7 days a week. Only sorry it isn't all NPS funded. Now folks can safely hunt for those beautiful shells you keep showing us!

  2. I always told the kids those broken pieces of shell were fish money that fell out of their pockets when they swam!!