Today the “balmy” weather has really kicked it up a notch to really hot and humid.
We finally found the pier this morning, but it was a little disappointing. It had been badly damaged from the last hurricane, and nothing has been done to repair it. Since the storm the sea had constantly gnawed at it and it now has the appearance of a very ramshackle, totally unusable structure. We did find that the shade underneath it provided a delicious respite from the dazzling sun.
After our ocean visit, we decided it was time to venture further south. We took the free ferry (40 minutes each way) from Hatteras to the northern tip of Ocracoke Island and then drove 13 miles to the town of Ocracoke itself. We treated ourselves to lunch at Howard’s Pub and had genuine home-made peach ice cream from a vender along the road. The island reminds us a little of Hawaii and a little of the Mexican Island Isla Mujeres–in other words charming. We checked out the shops and small museum and even got a call from Kit as we were viewing the wares available at the Ocracoke Ragpicker store.
The ride over and back on the little ferry was fun, and the cool breeze off the ocean was delectable. Back at camp we decided it was time to continue the journey, so tomorrow it’s off to Nag’s Head and points northerner!