Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Clear & Bright

After days of rain and thunderstorms Ocracoke is finally drying out. Sunday night was clear, with not a cloud in the sky. We spent two hours lying on the beach, marveling at the constellations and the Milky Way, watching shooting stars. We saw about three dozen...a beautiful celestial display.

Monday dawned bright and sunny, a near perfect day. Just right for doing some long-neglected yard work and spending time outdoors. At 6:30 we biked down to the Community Square docks to attend the going-away pot-luck party for Emmet (he will be attending the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem). We couldn't have asked for better weather! Wishing you all the best, Emmet.

 Lou Ann and I ended the day looking at the big dipper from our porch swing, as I played a few traditional tunes on my harmonica.

It's a good life.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Hurricane House and the Hurricane Boards. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072112.htm.


  1. Julie S.9:08 AM

    You sure know how to make a person green with envy!

  2. I agree with Julie and Pat, but please don't stop... I look forward to both posts; your's and Lou Ann's. It's the next best thing to being there

  3. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Sounds like a beautiful romance.

  4. Let me just add to all you folks...it was stunning. We could not look hard enough or deep enough or long enough. These are the moments that should stay forever. They will stay with me forever.

  5. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Ugh, I was there with my family during that prolonged period of rain and thunderstorms:( My dad and I were fortunate enough, however, to get out to the beach one night when it was clear, and we enjoyed much the same experience you've described here. It was simply spectacular and awe-inspiring.

    The other good thing about the rain is that it forces you to explore some other aspects of island life you might not always get around to when all of your days are spent on the beach. I'm also close enough to get down to visit again soon:)