• Community

    Trying to Reason with the Hurricane Season…

    Why we stay… Last year, during Hurricane Florence, I was asked via email, – “Why do you stay? Why do you put yourself and others in danger?” The answers are lengthy and complicated. Living on the island is VERY different than visiting, or even second homeownership. No condescension intended, just the truth. For those folks, there is always another option to go to. For us, there usually isn’t a Plan B. When you decide to live here, you do so knowing how fragile it is; it is a definite commitment. You become in tune with all sorts of things that…

  • 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…