Friday, October 02, 2009

Bikes & Waves

What spectacular weather we've been having lately! We've been outside as much as possible. Yesterday Amy and I took Lachlan and his bicycle down to the NPS campground. It's the perfect place for a new rider. The campground is only about a quarter full, and most of the campers were on the beach. So the pavement was wide open for Lachlan to cruise around the circles...again, and again. and again. He's even perfecting his dismount (he likes inspecting the skid marks!), but he has trouble getting started without a little help.

Before we headed back home we walked across to the beach. Some of the waves were of medium height, but they all were gentle. No crashing, angry tumblers...just mildly rolling undulations. And the water was so clear you could see seashells on the bottom. Lachlan and I had a wonderful time, but after a while we reluctantly got out of the water and trudged off with mama, hand in hand, back to the car.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of an article Philip wrote about sailing aboard the historic two-masted schooner, Mary E. It was originally published in the Washington Post in 1976. You can read it here:

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