Last night the wind was only supposed to be 5 -10kts. Back on the boat at 9:30pm it was blowing 17kts and gusting. Today was supposed to be a nice day with rain creeping back in tomorrow.. NAW!!! THE DAY STARTED WITH LIGHT RAIN. A look at the weather radar showed the lower half of the entire state in light rain this morning. Now how did they miss that??
Ohh well, we just made the best of it. Off and on again showers just let us poke out occasionally during the day. We did make one "foraging" trip to town and bought some fresh shrimp -- tonight's appetizer with sun downers. Ohh I was looking for some local Ocracoke color or natives. The ubiquitous community store is now staffed by Mexican immigrants rather than the previous older lady natives. What a disappointment and no local food available.
We went out to eat last night but the first restaurant we stopped at Dajio did not wait on us. We waited 5 minutes then left. Then it was obvious why they were not hustling -- only show (food service) besides the Jolly Rogers which was closed last night. We walked down the highway and came to a Pseudo sports bar and everyone but me ordered burgers. I had the fried oysters which did not digest very well.
Hopefully tonight we will find something better.
On the plus side -- Ocracoke is really laid back during the off season. The pace is much -- much slower than it is in the summer. Maybe the rain, maybe the clouds, but it is restful.
Good day to do some reading. I'm re-reading a first edition copy of Out Island Doctor -- Evans Cottman signed by the author. I found it online at a book seller in Great Britain -- not too expensive < than $30.
Temptation is riding pretty here in the harbour but the internet connection is very slow -- too slow to post pictures. They will come later so stop back.