Sunday, October 17, 2010

October on Ocracoke Island

Like peaches and cream, like love and marriage, like ice cream and hot fudge, people tend to think of the beach and summer as the natural combination. But having lived on Ocracoke Island now for three years, I've got to say I love it here in October.

That October sky is SO BLUE! I guess it's the lack of haze and humidity. It's been in the 60's the last couple of days. The poison ivy leaves have turned red!

And the beach! As Philip often says, it's different every day. Friday, for instance, there was a pleasant chop and light waves. There were a few people, some fishing, some reading, some with kids playing in the tidal pools and sand. There were lots of pelicans gliding along and diving head-first into the sea. And the beach was busy with sanderlings, willets and gulls.

And there were literally piles of shells along the tide line.

Ocracoke is not just about summer!

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


  1. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Images, images?? oh Image --as in imagination bah humbug a download of a digital photo would be nice.