• 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 in 1986.”   Gal: “Well, I started coming in the late 70’s.”   And thus starts the conversation of who knows who, when this and that happened, and lots of random island history tidbits.  It used to really bother me, because I felt like people were trying to one-up each other in some sort of strange, belittling contest.  Now, having…

  • 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…