The Anchorage Inn
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... in Washington, DC! Now here we are at the airfield where it all happened. Unfortunately it's about 110 degrees outside and the dogs are not allowed in. We won't chance leaving them in the car, even with the air running. It's still cool to be where it all took place!
We drove back the way we came and kept seeing trucks and Jeeps with tons ...
... 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 ...
... ferry is part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It will take us to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.
We arrive at the Cedar Island Ferry landing at 3 pm, right on schedule. We check in, and the lady in the booth says, "Are you Gary and Ray?" How cool is that! Personalized service by the North Carolina Transportation Department.
She (her name is Cindy) knew who we were because we have reservations, and are the ...
... Virginia we made it to North Carolina. Around that time Yotam realized that our schedule was not up to date and that we will not be able to see much of the outer banks. Which was disappointing for all, but understandable do to the intense circumstances.
Just as we were excepting the fact that nothing was to be seen, I spotted the Wright brother monument.
Ended up going straight there, and standing where the first flight in history took place ...