So often this time of year islanders and visitors are dealing with storms and hurricanes. Not so, this year. As I write there is not even a single "invest" (a future tropical depression) in the North Atlantic. (And I am not so superstitious as to think that my mentioning this might trigger a hurricane!).
However, we have had rain, rain, and more rain for days. Howard Street & Lawton Lane are just a series of ever-larger puddles. This is a photo of my soggy yard (the water is up to the first step).
So, we will all be happy when the rain finally stops. I am sure folks who are here on vacation right now are wishing they'd chosen a different week. But at least this is rain water, not tide water. We can all be happy about that.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092114.htm.