Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ocracats at the Post Office

A large population of Ocracats (Ocracoke wild cats) live at the post office. Here they were this morning waiting for someone to come and feed them. One kitty made it especially hard to mail letter!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The sun came out today and it was warm. It's been an unusually cold winter on the Island so the weather felt great. I went out to the beach to look for shells and found some treasures. Top: Whelk center: a scotch bonnet the official shell of North Carolina and bottom: a sand dollar. The best time to go shelling on the beaches in Ocracoke is at low tide when the waves are calm. Today really felt like spring will be here soon! I'm ready for spring and more beautiful days at the beach.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ocracoke in the snow

Here is what Ocracoke looked like in the snow today. This doesn't happen often and as I write this the sun is out and most of this mornings snow has melted. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

This fall and winter the NPS has been making repairs to the Ocracoke lighthouse
The repair work includes Renovation of metal work on the interior and exterior; Correcting the lightning protection and Painting the interior of the lighthouse.