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Mrs Henry and I apologise for being offline for a bit. Circumstances conspired, about which more in a minute.
But first to alarming news from Old Mr Henry, temporary custodian of the Mr Henry Institute while Mrs Henry and myself do the hard grind of international travel. Old Mr Henry emailed us that he'd had no response from Frank yet, but that it’s early days. More worryingly, he noted, was that he had received representations from numerous US donors to the Mr ...
... at a non-national brand motel -- the Sand Dollar Inn ($69 tax). There's little about this island that's franchised. It's a welcome change.
Day Three Summary: Cape Fear, Camp Lejeune, Rachel Carson and a ferry ride across the Atlantic Ocean (not all of it). Today's distance ridden: about 260 miles.
To see today's entire route, from Conway, South Carolina, to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, click here.
What will tomorrow ...
... NC mainland.
We crossed 3 long bridges leading first to Alligator River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, then to Roanoke Island and finally onto Cape Hatteras Island. Cape Hatteras consists of three islands, Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke. The northern end was very congested and touristy so we turned right to the south. The northern end does however have its historical merit. It is here that the Wright brothers made their initial flight at Kitty Hawk.
Driving south you travel ...
... course through the shoals. But as described to us earlier, the inlet was very well marked. From the sea buoy, the next permanent mark inside the bank side was number 27 – meaning numbers 1 through 26 were temporary and indicated an approximate number of turns in the “channel”.
The first marks from the sea buoy took us directly towards the shore NE of the inlet, then back SW paralleling the beach into the wind ...
... clearly the preferred flavour. Oh yes, and the overly friendly ducks also found our toes quite delectible. By the time we had finished our meal - and I must admit, we ate faster and faster as it went on - we were well and truly ready for the mad dash back to our motel and to the sanctuary of a room fortified by mosquito nets. An inspection of the damage done revealed hundreds (and this really isn't an exaggeration, much) of red ...