• Island Insights

    Coming Home…

    Coming Home….. Most people have that “ahhhhh” feeling of coming home when they turn into their driveway, after being on a long trip, a get away weekend, or just gone for the day. That sense of relief and safety of being back in your space. For us, it’s the ferry. It’s a two part process: first, you hustle to get to the ferry, tense and anxious to make a specific time.…when you arrive and get in line, there is the sense of accomplishment, as in “okay, we made it”. Then, once you are actually ON the ferry, there is an…

  • Island Insights

    First Visit…

    First Visit… So, this really amazing thing happens on Ocracoke when folks meet, and start chatting… the inevitable subject of “the first visit” comes up.   It can be overheard almost everywhere, all the time: Guy: “I started coming here…

  • Community

    Ocra Cats

    Ocra-cats… I am a crazy cat lady. I have been the proud Mummy to 7 Ocra-cats in my 27 years on this island. They are the most amazing, loving, adorable creatures…most folks on the island have at least one Ocra-cat.…

  • Whimsy

    This Island Loves Whimsy

    This island loves whimsy, and creativity, that’s just all there is to it. Look around the village, and you will find oodles of whimsical, fanciful scenes. My neighbor, Cindy, an artist, has Violet standing in her garden. Violet is a…