It is that time of year again. Mud Fiddlers are emerging along wet, muddy areas close to the sound. Hundreds of them scurry away or get under foot on out-of-the-way paths on Ocracoke and Portsmouth.
This fellow stopped to defend himself as I bent over to take his photograph.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the recent
skirmishes islanders have had with North Carolina legislatures over the
issue of ferry tolls...and a 1955 newspaper editorial advocating free,
state-operated ferries across Hatteras Inlet. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082113.htm.