The days are getting longer, and flowers are bursting forth (see yesterday's post). A new season is quickly approaching. Another sure sign of the coming change is islanders busily putting their homes and businesses in order. As I biked around the village yesterday I noticed local men readying their boats for spring, business owners painting porches and making new signs, and others just messing around in yards and gardens.
Easter is early this year, and spring breaks are spread out over several weeks. And the bridges are scheduled to reopen in a matter of days. It won't be long and Ocracoke Island's months of winter quiet will again meld into a continuing cycle of new activity.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a fun island crossword puzzle. You can view it here.