Saturday, March 08, 2008

OPS Exhibit

Several dozen islanders braved wind gusts of more than 40 mph this afternoon to attend the opening of a Preservation Society exhibit in honor of Muzel Bryant, island native who died recently at 103 years old.

In a small community like Ocracoke it's difficult to take in an exhibit like this. Every time I stepped into the room with the photos and other articles I found myself chatting and visiting with friends and neighbors. I never did take it all in. So I suppose I'll just stop by the museum some day all by myself and take the time to look more carefully.

If you weren't able to be there this afternoon please go to the museum at your next opportunity and check out the exhibit. It's downstairs in the sitting room.

By the way, several off-islanders are stranded here overnight since the ferries are tied up at the docks because of the wind.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a fun island crossword puzzle. You can view it here.


  1. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Can't wait to see the exhibit!
    I bet it's great! :)

    ah strong winds & no ferries...
    sounds like Ocracoke fun to me!

  2. Anonymous9:30 AM

    Just curious--is off-season activity so quiet that news of stranded visitors is actually "news"? And where do folks in such a spot typically lay over: In their vehicles, at local motels (are most open year-round?)?

  3. Oh, it's news alright. Whenever the ferries don't run, or get hung up on a shoal, or whatever, it's news. We're used to the unpredictability of living at the mercy of weather and boats, but sometimes visitors just "know" that they've "got" to be someplace "tomorrow." We just smile and shrug our shoulders. Others are so gracious about it all. Some motels are open year around, and other folks have family or friends they can stay with. Back in the 70s sometimes stranded visitors ended up staying in their vehicles, but that is rare nowadays.

  4. Anonymous11:19 PM

    I am looking forward to seeing the exhibit..Oh, to be lucky enough to be stranded on Ocracoke for a few days...