Sand Dollar Motel
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... scheduled on the 4 pm sailing. All is good.
Um, all is good until Cindy tells us the 4 pm boat is cancelled due to a mechanical breakdown, and we are welcome to take the 5:30 ferry. The 1,610-horsepower engine is fine; the steering is screwed up. OK fine. Worse things could happen. So we wait an extra 90 minutes, knowing our burger at Wendy's was not necessary.
When we finally get in the ferry "Cedar Island," we're heading for ...
... 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 ...