Sand Dollar Motel
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... the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks is a string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina (and a small section in Virginia) 200 miles long. The islands curve out into the Atlantic Ocean and back again and shelter North Carolina's mainland coastline. The majority of the islands are joined by bridges (the Americans can certainly build bridges) with a couple requiring ferry travel. Again they are a very popular holiday destination with very long beaches. I ...
... very informative and even ended with a moral about how they successes of the Wright Brothers only occurred after thousands of failed attempts. We walked around the field where they first achieved power-assisted flight and then went up to the monument on the top of the hill where they perfected their gliding technique and tweaked wings, rudders and tails on their flyers.
Back in the car, we headed south down ...
... We bike to Ocracoke Village which is 3 miles by paved bike trail. The village is very nice and nothing commercial like the rest of the Outer Banks. They do not allow chain stores so it is all local stores and eateries. We have lunch at a great place who's specialty is a grill cheese sandwich! The food was fantastic.
We went back and spent the afternoon at our beach and swimming. Wonderful day with 75 degrees and little wind!
... and silt floating everywhere, a result I suppose of our victory over it.
About 45 minutes later our boat came into the dock and we drove off. This part of Ocracoke Island is deserted except for a few areas that people use for swimming. Thirteen miles later is the town, which is as lovely as I remember it. We found our motel quickly (there are very few roads to get lost on) and here I sit now...writing this entry. I may update it later...but that's all for now!
... leaving Bill's & Dorothy's we were at Bodie Lighthouse where we met a young lady named Heather. It turns out that she was an angel in disguise. She offered to let us stay with her and two friends overnight (an offer she later had to withdraw because of the objections of one of her friends). She did agree to return to our campsite the next morning and ferry Vickie across the Oregon Inlet bridge. She also promised to bring breakfast. As promised and ...