Summertime is not just for spending the day at the beach. Sometimes it's for spending the evening at the beach as well. We had planned a Solstice bonfire, but postponed the get together until the next night because of thunderstorms. It was still light when Lou Ann took this photo, but we stayed out on the beach until 10 pm, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
The fire burned brightly as the sun sank below the horizon, and we sat around visiting and sharing stories.
If you are planning to have a fire on the beach be sure to get your permit from the Park Service. The rules are reasonable and not very restrictive. And a fire on the beach is a great way to enjoy Ocracoke at night.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott, direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062114.htm.