Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hands Across the Sand

Saturday, June 26 was "Hands Across the Sand," a national movement saying no to off shore drilling and yes to clean energy, and Ocracoke Island was my official beach.

Actually (and I quote from their website)..."It is not about politics, it is about protection of our coastal economics, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry."

I understand there were 800 chapters participating on Saturday as well.

We began meeting at 11:00 at the beach signing petitions and sending personal notes on seashells to Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina. Folks kept coming to join us as the hour progressed. The Ocracoke Island sign was pulled out of retirement (used 25 years ago in a similar situation) and was the center of our group. At 12:00 we held hands for 15 minutes on the beach. Some sang...others prayed...others stood quietly as the water lapped up onto our barefoot...protecting the pure clean water of Ocracoke Island.

The photos are from that morning. A special thanks to Kitty Mitchell for all her work!


Anonymous said...

Good job! I think I recognize your dear mom Lou Ann , second on the left of the holding hands line... with a blue top ... I'm so glad to see the beach there ... it looks so clean and calling for a swim . Real good to be FOR something -- so much for that it becomes useless to say what it is against ... you deserve to rest and be in peace , enjoy all there is... Am about to travel too and be involved in cooking ! away from easy internet access ...I'll catch up when I'm back home in Virginia , with love,Micky

Olga said...

This is great work. I can't be there, but I sure do support the cause. I have visited Ocracoke in the past and it is a beautiful spot on this earth.