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May 10, 2018 - Ocracoke

We left Georgia thinking it was a 7 hour trip to the cedar island ferry but no, it was 8 hrs. Halfway through nc, we realized we were going to have to get going faster.We made it to the ferry within 15 minutes of leaving and got a place at the Ocracoke cg.B5 has a great path to the beach and we'll fish and kayak during the week.

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Jan 25, 2018 - The Outer Banks

We had an excellent breakfasts that was complementary and then left around 9. We started by going north so that Dale could see the home of the Grave Digger. He got to check out some of the monster trucks but he couldn’t drive one because it as closed for the season. We then headed south and stopped at Jockeys ridge park. We got to walk among the sand dunes and watch a couple guys that were making a video about hand gliding. We then went to Roanoke Island and checked out fort Raleigh and the Lost Colony site.we then were back on the outer...

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Apr 26, 2016 - Ocracoke Island, NC: National Park CG

So the ferry deposited us on Ocracoke Island, the southernmost of the OBX. Ocracoke Island is about 16 miles long and is accessible only by ferry (or by air) at ferry terminals on the southern and northern most tips of the island. The ferries are operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The eclectic town of Ocracoke is located on the south side of the island. 3 miles north is the Ocracoke National Park campground where old farts like me and those with a disability permit like Deb can camp for $12 per night (no power, no...

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2016 Summer Trip

Oct 17, 2015 - Southern End of Outer Banks

I found out the ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke is free, so off I went! I started out mid morning and 15 miles down the road I realized I forgot my cameras!!!! Just had to go back. When I got to the dock, I was in the third line just before noon so I thought I had to wait an hour, but I fit on the boat! I ate the lunch I made myself on the boat, as the trip takes about an hour. I watched the big arc and turns it had to make to get from dock to dock and it made me think of slalom skiing. I drove the 13 miles to the village of Ocracoke...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Family visit in Ocracoke

From Ocracoke Island, NC ... June 12, 2013 After another big country breakfast at the B&B, we headed out for our morning bike ride. It seems that we can't get out early enough to enjoy some fairly mild temps. It has been very hot and humid here this week. And tomorrow is forecast to be the hottest day of the year so far. That's a reminder to us of why we normally come here in the off season. Anyway, we had a nice time biking around the island. Once again, we stopped in a couple of shops. I picked up some really cute small (inexpensive)...

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On the Road Again

Jun 10, 2013 - Biking & Beach

From Ocracoke Island, NC .... Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Our day began with a big breakfast in the dining room of The Castle. We enjoyed meeting some of the other couples staying here this week. After breakfast, we enjoyed a second cup of coffee across the road on the deck overlooking Silver Lake Harbor. Then we took our bikes out to explore the island. We rode around for about 3 hours, taking time to stop and browse in some of the unique shops here. There are lots of artisans on the island, and we enjoy seeing the various creative items they...

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On the Road Again

Jun 10, 2013 - Cape Hatteras & Ocracoke!

From Ocracoke Island, Outer Banks of North Carolina ...Monday, June 10, 2013 This morning Sandy fixed another wonderful meal for us. She had baked a genuine Smithfield country ham, and made some delicious biscuits for our breakfast. We could have stayed around much longer, but we needed to get on the road. It took us about an hour to drive to Manteo, NC. Then we crossed the causeway over to Hatteras Island, arriving at Buxton another hour later. We drove to the rental house where Charlie's family is staying this week. Charlie and I went...

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On the Road Again

Oct 24, 2012 - Day Nineteen Corolla, NC Sunrise to Ocracoke, North Carolina Sunset

Started the day early at 6:30 looking for the sunrise. Found it. Spent another hour after breakfast walking on the beach and picking up sand and sea worn smooth shells of all colors and shapes. We both agreed that we had nver seen anything quite like them. Talked with a couple visiting from Germany. They were impressed with the beauty of the coast and were driving to Charleston, Savannah and Orlando. Left the hotel this am at 11:20 with temp 73 and bright sun. First stop was at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The large stones in the...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 16, 2012 - Hey Ocra, get me a coke

We left our campground with strange weather. It was raining hard at times but the sun was also out. The forecast for the day was not looking good. We were headed to the ferry but had a stop to make at the historic Cape Hatteras Light House. And guess what? The skies cleared! The light house has been moved from it's original location which was being encroached by the sea. This was a point of contention back in 1999 but all is forgiven now (mostly) and the spot where it stands (along with the keeper's house) should be good for a hundred years...

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May 5, 2012 - Myrtle Beach and Ocracoke NC

Hi all! We left Charleston and made it to Myrtle Beach on 5/2/12. We stayed at a marina outside of town so we didn't do much in the way of sightseeing but I did see this Molten Mountain on the way to the grocery store. It is a miniature golf course that is indoors! Now I have seen everything! We made it to Ocracoke Island (outerbanks NC)on 5/5/12. It is a beautiful island accessible by plane or boat. We stayed here for two nights. It's a special place and I really enjoy anchoring in the lake and doing all the beach stuff around the...

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Jan 13, 2011 - Return to Ocracoke 25 + Years later

After 25 + years we return to Ocracoke. 1st time here we tent camped at the National Seashore Campsite, fortunately on a high sand dune. That night the area received about 5" of rain in less than an hour and flooded the entire campsite, except ours. We woke up to wet everything, but not in the 5 foot of water everyone else was experiencing. A couple in canoes were floating through the campgrounds. Great memories. Time seems to dull the memory, when we realized the Ferry Ride to Ocracoke from Nags Head is maintained by the DOT of North...

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Nov 1, 2010 - Outer Banks, NC

Drove through the Outer Banks today, all the way to the southern end of the road at Ocracoke, which included a 45-minute ferry ride from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island. Had a really great-tasting crab cake sandwich at Jason's Restaurant in Ocracoke. Saw lots & lots & lots & lots of beach houses, all of them multi-stories high; hard to imagine that many being filled even in peak season.

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