• Water, Water

    Something about a boat…

    Something about a boat… With Memorial Day weekend behind us, the island now faces the peak summer season. With that, comes hectic schedules, multi-tasking and quite a few more people out and about. Which, is absolutely wonderful, but doesn’t always…

  • Island Insights

    The Good Ole’ Days

    The Good Ole’ Days Because I do a lot of social media (and I do mean A LOT), I have to do the inevitable #TBT (throw back Thursday) post. This usually generates a huge, tickled-pink, response from those folks who…

  • 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…

  • 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…