Sunday, July 10, 2011

Three Summer Photos

Our friend Janet was on the island the week before the 4th of July. She sent a few photos that I decided to share with our readers.

This is Janet & Lachlan in my living room:

Lachlan, David, & Amy enjoying a relaxing moment on my screened-in porch:

Lou Ann & I grilling chicken in the rain:

Not all of our island moments are filled with ghost walks, opry shows, parades, or musicians on our screened-in porch. Sometimes we are just like normal folks!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a modern day ghost tale, "Ode to Mrs. Godfrey," by guest columnist Tom McDonald. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Well you've done it again! It's been a great week filled with history,charming photos,island humor & even a song & dance. What song & dance-you say? Can't seem to get it out of my head...this mental picture of you & Lou Ann "I'm grillin' in the rain..."

  2. Anonymous11:27 AM

    History question-- NPR aired an item regarding the ships resting on the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of the US and NC -- the cargo of crude oil in rusting containers. now this specter looms as fears of leaking containers from the WWI1 era ships sunk--- what is in place to thwart this negative environmental impact--
    some one needs to recover the oil or get those organisms that ate up the gulf oil spill in place--- are any ferry riders donating money for their rides???

  3. Anonymous4:19 PM

    from what we have read in the papers the old coast guard station which has become an expensive,and basically private, though tax funded teachers training center resort - has had it's funding either cut or about to be cut. (HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?)if that's true it would be nice if the state would turn the property into a major outer banks/ocracoke visitors center/museum. this could be a major attraction especially if quality historical exhibits on the outerbanks history could be displayed there. the graveyard museum in Hatteras wouldn't compare to this is a rare building. right now a state funded training center seems like a $600,000 a year waste. training? isn't this why the teachers went to college? this building should be opened up to ALL of AMERICA. this building played a major part in the history of the area during WWII. if those walls could only talk. right now it's off limits to familys, tourists, history buffs, you and me.OPEN IT UP TO ALL.

  4. Anonymous7:42 PM

    Yes, this is where teachers went for training. I also read it is being cut. But do you think teachers learned everything they need to know in college and should no longer go for any training??? Give me a break! Teachers are continuously going for training as things in the classroom are constantly changing and the expectations for teachers is climbing every year. This was a wonderful resource for teachers who deserve to learn more and bring it back to their classroom. And it just happened to be on Ocracoke. What a beautiful place for a teacher to learn and have a bit of fun while out of their classroom.

  5. Anonymous11:31 PM

    Silly question time! I know my arch-enemies (squirrels and raccoons) have made their way to Ocracoke ... but are there any owls?


  6. Anonymous7:15 AM

    I also understand the training center is used as a "respite" for the teachers who were rewarded with the trip to O.I. There is also a center in the NC mountains.

  7. Re. the history question: I will publish a link to the article in question. I believe it will answer your question.

    Re. Jackie's question: yes there are owls on Ocracoke. Some years ago one had nested on the top of the lighthouse. There is a story about that owl. I will publish it one day. Keep tuned.

  8. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I'd LOVE to hear the owl story!

  9. Anonymous4:18 PM

    :( JACKIE :( My kids laugh at me when say I don't like squirrels -good to know I am not the only nut (no pun intended) who doesn't trust them.