13 Hours to Ocracoke, The Edge of Madness
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My plan is to start my adventure with three things in mind; Fitness, Adventure, and Nutrition (FAN) every day. I will go to all the places I wanted to go and in the process get back in the shape I want to be in as well as documenting all of the outrageous things I encounter along the way.
I have traveled extensively previously but have never properly recorded my missions
My trip started off a little rough. I am behind and am at a McDonald's in Roanoke Island, NC on day 2. Day 1 was brought me to the edge of madness.
All photos and videos are done on the I Phone 4. You will see some shortcomings with the quality. I am adapting. Hopefully, things will get better with time.
I left my house in Orlando at 0430 am with my daughter sending me off and taking my first photos and video. I couldn't sleep very good that night. I slept about 2.5 hours and popped up. I drank a Monster, finished my packing, kissed my daughter and left.
About 4 hours into my drive I started to get sleepy. I drank another Monster
I had made it. I talked to all kinds of nice people and met the guy who started the business of selling horse back riding on the beach. He told me he had a friend at Ocrakoke named Bubby. Bubby ran a camping ground near town. He called him and set me up. Things were working out perfectly.
The weather was fantastic on the ferry. Shrimping boats and sailboats were passing by. The sun and the moon were setting. I got some great photos. Two hours and 15 minutes later we arrived in Ocracoke. It was dark and hot. Like.... real hot.
I found this camping ground called Teeters, shoulda been called squiter's, and saw Bubby. The campground was nasty and had no breeze and mosquitos were out in force. Bubby was hammered and gave me a spot to park my car
I slithered into my Aztek and turned on the AC full blast. My neck had knifing pains running though it, my mind was clouded, the night was pitch dark. I drove down the roads looking for a room. NO Vacancy signs were everywhere. What would I do? Why did I come here?. I could be at home with my 60" high def TV, my AC, my king sized bed.
I saw a vacancy sign. I would have paid anything. The women told me she had one room. It was $125 and I gladly gave here my MasterCard. I would have paid more. Much more.
I showered, changed, walked to the closest restaurant and ordered the only non-fried food, delicious, freshly caught lemon shrimp
I slept soo deep that in the morning I didn't want to get up. I would have stayed another day but there was no rooms available except $300 suites. No internet and no phone service clinched the deal.
I walked through Ocracoke and took some nice photos. It is a great place. I will let my photos tell the story of just how cool this place is. Come back with reservations.