Yesterday I joined Captain Rob, his mate (and son) Emmet, a few other friends, and a couple of visitors for an evening cruise on the schooner Windfall. With all sails set we caught the late afternoon breeze and enjoyed a delightful hour and a half on Pamlico Sound. One lone kayaker stopped his paddling for a couple of minutes to watch us sail by. An inbound ferry, loaded with cars, passed as cameras flashed. The Windfall's red sails make for dramatic photos.
On the horizon the fiery sun sank low as we discussed the green flash, a rare sunset sight, even over Pamlico Sound. The distant horizon was a bit too hazy for the flash, but Portsmouth Island, as usual, was clearly visible.
About 7 pm we glided up to the dock, then walked to the Jolly Roger to eat a light supper and listen to Gary, David, Marcy, & Lou entertain us with their music.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.