Ocracoke Harbor Inn
Travel Blogs from Ocracoke
November 5, 2009
We awoke to another sunny day for our journey south to Ocracoke Island, one of Blackbeard's favorite anchorages. What was once a series of small settlements has now merged into one long string of development from Kitty Hawk all the way down to Pea Island complete with strip malls and out of control growth, three story …
... Sand Plows to keep roads clear!!
Get to the campsite we picked in Frisco and setup just in time for the rain to REALLY start up.. It Pours for 5 hours solid and once again we are flooded in our campsite, no literally we are now camped in a lake (see pics), Luckily the outlook is better for tomorrow so we clean house and watch TV.
Hoping for a nicer day tomorrow so we can explore as this looks like a real nice campground and area!
... to put a dent.
“No thank you”, Mrs Henry told Lori in the nicest tone an expensive finishing school could teach, “I couldn’t eat this tomorrow either. Or the day after. Or ever.”
Not that Mrs Henry has been to finishing school. It all comes naturally to her.
Washington DC. We got sidetracked. The size of restaurant meals even crowded out the nation’s capital.
Right now, Mrs Henry and I are still recovering ...
... it was totally worth it. Afterwards we went to the Ocracoke Preservation Museum which was really cool. It housed a lot of history of the island community in an historic house circa 1900 (that may not sound really old, but think about how many hurricanes it had to survive! Most houses in Ocracoke are much newer).
The British Cemetery is right down the road and we payed our respects there. Back during WWII a British trawler was being used for ...
The most southerly place on the outer banks is Ocracoke. From there it is a long ferry back to the mainland.
There are no towns close on the mainland so we are staying at Ocracoke. A really pretty place which seems to be inhabited by ageing hippies. Every shop sells artisan tat.
As we book in to the harbours side motel they tell us there is a tornado coming tomorrow and there will be no ferries, so we believe them and book 2 ...