Friday, October 01, 2010


The wind blew a gale most of the day yesterday. I went down to the dock several times to check on my boat. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon the wind nearly knocked me off the dock. I'm guessing it was gusting to 50-55 mph. There were periods without any rain...and then the heavens just opened up, and rain poured down as from buckets.

The ferries did not run all day yesterday. I am writing this just after midnight, so I don't know the situation at daybreak Friday, but the forecast is calling for winds of about 20 mph, so I'm guessing the ferries will be back in operation.

As far as I know, we didn't have any tide in the village. If you're traveling to or from Ocracoke it would be a good idea to check highway conditions on Hatteras, Swan Quarter and Cedar Island.


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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke native Major General Ira Thomas Wyche. You can read the complete story here:


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Philip, Have you ever lived off the island?

  2. See my post on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.