Monday, September 10, 2007

Final Report

Well, Gabrielle disappointed no one but the news media (as one comment yesterday noted). As expected, there was wind, but not much more than on a typical blustery day. Unfortunately, we got almost no rain. For a few moments we received a light mist, but that was all. Actually, there were large patches of blue sky most of the day, even as lower level clouds raced by overhead. I spent the day sharing meals with Amy, David, & Lachlan, visiting with neighbors on the front porch, reading, and napping. All in all, it was a thoroughly pleasant day.

Today it is sunny and warmer. I've heard that we might eventually get some rain, maybe later in the week, and no one will be disappointed about that.

This month's newsletter is a story of Captain Joe Burrus, last Ocracoke lighthouse keeper before the beacon was electrified and automated. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous12:57 PM

    My husband and I left out on the last ferry yesterday morning and the weather was beautiful! As we rode across the sound, you could see the clouds building. We just knew you would get pounded by rain. Like us here in central NC, the rain would have been a welcome sight I'm sure. Better luck later on this week!

    P.S. We love your store and visit it every time we are in Ocracoke.

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    No hoi toides or evacuations? No ferry disruptions or power outages? No water on the roads--even farther north? Did you even notice so much as a dip in tourist traffic? I've heard from others, in years past, that such weather phenomena often miss Ocracoke, even when it's in the projected path, perhaps because of its unique geographical characteristics. Any thoughts from your own perspective/experience? Glad to hear that all is well.