Monday, November 08, 2010

A Windy Walk on the Beach

A walk on the Ocracoke beach this time of year always energizes me. Yesterday it was chilly and windy, but we had the beach pretty much to ourselves. There were lots of shells, well actually pieces of shells, scattered along the high tide line, but I never found any complete ones.

The last of the George W. Wells, a six masted schooner that wrecked in 1913, is more visible than it was this summer. A large section of timbers, with iron spikes and trunnels, is poking out of the sand. There were two trawlers working far out on the horizon. Pelicans glided by, sandpipers scampered at the edge of the water, and gulls pecked at a dead fish.

We looked for whales. It is rare to see a whale off shore, but it's almost always in November or December that they are sighted. But no, there were no whales to be seen yesterday. That didn't matter. It was just good to be out by the ocean, listening to the waves crashing on the shore, and feeling the wind on my face.
Click on the photo below to view pottery by Bill & Holly Stewart in Village Craftsmen's online catalog.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article, with a number of photos, documenting the history of water cisterns on Ocracoke Island. Click on the following link to go directly there:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Enjoyment of the simple things in life is a real gift. You are a rich man indeed! I believe you may have found the greatest treasure of all... PEACE OF MIND