Though we stay in Nags Head while in the Outer Banks, we visit Ocracoke every time. Thanksgiving 2020, at the height of the plague, was no exception, and at that time I captured a series of photographs of Howard Street in Ocracoke City. The street is a charming part of the island named for one of the original semi-piratical settlers; his descendants still live there and operate the ‘Village Craftsmen’ shop which is a standard stop for us. Their cemetery is across the street.
We returned a week ago during Thanksgiving week 2021, and the island looks still further recovered from hurricane Dorian. While at the Howards’ shop I photographed their picket fence, topped with shells and laden with flower baskets (figure 1). The locals were shivering in unusual forty-degree weather.
I’m happy to report that Eduardo’s, the finest cuisine on the island, is up and running again, one block from Howard Street at the intersection of Burrito Boulevard and Chilaquiles Avenue SE (figure 2). We happened to be there for the last day of Eduardo’s season, the day before Thanksgiving, something for which I am lastingly grateful.
Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens.
Figure 1. 70 mm, f/14, ISO 64, 1/60 s.
Figure 2. 42 mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/640 s.