Friday, August 05, 2005

Early Morning Sunrise on the Pamlico Sound....

I do love early morning...watching the sky turn from the deepest shade of ebony darkness to the aurora of day.

Yesterday morning was just one of those splendid mornings. Nina (from the Lightkeeper's House and kayak guide) took three of us out on an early morning kayak tour into the Sound.

I balanced my early morning coffee on the handle bars of my bike into the dark village. Grey dawn greeted us as we pushed off the shore. As the sun poured over the horizon, we were pushing towards Teach's Hole and the marshy inlets. We were not disappointed. Quiet, hushed silence was our conversation as we watched egrets and herons and kingfishers.

By the time we returned, the sun was high and the village was bustling with the morning.
It was a wonderful way to end my summer adventure.

I will be leaving for Indiana in the morning. I arrived on June 1st, and these golden days of summer have fled by. My mind is etched with memories..snapshots in thoughts and sights and sounds.

Thank you for letting me share my summer with you...for visiting at the Village Craftsmen.

Until we meet again, I wish you sand in your sneakers, sunrises on quiet oceans, and a summer's worth of stories to remember.

Lou Ann

[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here:]



  1. Anonymous2:35 PM

    We'll miss you, Lou Ann.

  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    It's been so much fun working with you again this summer. We'll keep him safe. We'll pray hurricanes don't come and we'll look forward to seeing you in your liitle red and white cottage, where you belong, very soon. Much Love,

  3. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Thank you for the wonderful bridal shower you gave my daughter...and thank-you for letting you get to know you...Jeanne..Jaren's mom..Dale's mother-in-law......

  4. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Lou Ann, we will miss you terribly here on the Island. We have loved you as much as Phillip loves you. Well nearly as much. Please return soon. It will be empty without you.

  5. Anonymous8:17 AM

    What a wonderful way to complete your summer. Although I've grown accostumed to readiing Phillip's journal entries, I so much enjoyed your different style this summer. You and Phillip deserve to be together. Safe travels and have a good school year. I go back in two weeks. Summers are a wonderful thing for us. Love, Carol in Ohio