Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fall Fundraiser

The Community Center was packed last night for the Fall Fundraiser to benefit the annual OcraFolk Festival which is held every June on the island. The line up of performers was stellar-- including, of course, Molasses Creek, Donald Davis, and many others. The Ocracoke Jazz Ensemble performed (this year there was even a saxophone and steel drums!), as did Rob & Sundae, Aaron Caswell, April Trueblood, and others.

Today has emerged bright and sunny, with the temperature a cool 46 degrees. The forecast is calling for a high in the mid 50s. It looks like a perfect day for a walk on the beach. Who knows, there might be another whale cruising off shore (by the way, I'm still trying to locate someone with a decent photo of our earlier Cetacean visitor; if you have one please let me know).

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here:


  1. Wish I could, see a whale. Will a seal do?

  2. Whale sightings always cause excitement. Seals do also, but not quite as much. Maybe the excitement is proportional to the size of the critter. It's been quite a while since I've seen a seal on the island, but I heard there was one here fairly recently. Send a photo if you have one.