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November 21st, 2012 by Fred Westervelt

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Thanksgiving celebration, we all in our own ways have much for which to be thankful. Sure, there are problems, imperfections and defects- to stretch it out, vicissitudes. But there’s almost always a bright side. This is when fortitude and family step up.

Here on the island the weather is receding, resources are up to snuff, the mail comes occasionally, people are happy. It is a mite difficult getting here- the anticipated repair of NC 12 from the North has been set back by high water and surf. If you are tempted to take advantage of the “4 x 4 only” access beyond Rodanthe be warned- it’s iffy and quite wet. For the determined there is available a trailering service who will bring your vehicle (and you) across when possible.

The Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries are running- reservations are required and in demand. Please call us for guidance thru the process if you like. Look thru www.islandfreepress.org  and www.ocracokecurrent.com  for details and situation reports, plus lots of photos.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sandy Aftermath

October 31st, 2012 by Fred Westervelt

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone. Once again, the weather gods have smiled upon Ocracoke. We had only several days of inundation, little significant structural damage and but a modest amount of needed cleanup. The beaches are open, ferry access via the mainland has been restored, and the village is emerging and humming. The Cove is fine.

Our friends on Hatteras Island have not been so fortunate, with major highway compromise at several places. Evaluation of this, and its repair, are underway, with the road from Rodanthe northward being especially problematic.  For frequent updates on all this, and more, see www.islandfreepress.org  and www.ocracokecurrent.com.

Of course we join the nation in being stunned by the carnage in the Northeast and westward, and extend to the devastated our prayers and wishes for recovery.



The Cove Gets a New Site!

June 5th, 2012 by Fred Westervelt

In June of 2012, The Cove Bed and Breakfast is pleased to present our new website!  You can now easily find all of the lastest news and events surrounding our beachside inn on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.  We invite you to find out all about our area or take a look at our private guest rooms.

Want to know what others are saying about The Cove B&B?  You can find our reviews on TripAdvisor – we are the #1 inn on Ocracoke!

Ready to leave the world behind and take the vacation of a lifetime on Ocracoke Island?  Check out our online availability calendar, and we look forward to seeing you soon.