Living on Ocracoke is often not as isolated as folks might think. At 6 o'clock last night we joined friends (both old and new) at Zillies for wine tasting. I think it's fair to say that everyone had a wonderful time. By 7 o'clock (after the fifth bottle was opened) the room was filled with congenial chatter and good cheer.
Because the island is such a popular vacation destination it is not unusual for long-time friends to stop by. After wine tasting Lou Ann and I & Amy and Lachlan (David had a Molasses Creek performance) were invited to the rental cottage of college friends for dinner. There we enjoyed shrimp and freshly caught fish...and more congenial conversation. We even caught up on a bit of national news (sometimes we do feel isolated, as we go for weeks without hearing what is going on in the outside world!).
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's account of installing an old-fashioned pitcher pump. You can read it here.