Thursday, October 22, 2009

Placid Sea

In stark contrast to Monday's turbulent ocean and exceptionally high tides, yesterday's Atlantic was as calm as a lake. Gentle waves lapped the shore with hardly a hint of white. Anglers were strung out along the beach about as far as I could see but the only fish brought in was a skate. A few people were throwing cast nets into the water. Others were perched in lawn chairs enjoying the sun, and reading. It was a tad chilly for swimming.

We looked for dolphin, fully expecting to see some (the conditions just seemed right), but we were disappointed. Some of the fishermen said they had spied a number, though.

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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