So, after a descent night of sleep, we decided to go to Jockey's Ridge state park and see what all of the fuss was about.
I have to say that it is Amazing. Seeing it from the road did not do it any justice. Once you climb to the top and realize how massive these dunes are, you almost feel like you are in some kind of desert or something. If only they had camel rides to go along with the hang gliding lessons! After that, we played it simple and settled on some North Carolina BBQ for lunch and spent the rest of the day fishing at Nags Head Pier (with no luck). Then it was back to the camp for some grilled pork tenderloin and pico de gallo.
After another peacock infused restless night, and breakfast with Lorne and Kathy
we said our goodbyes, as they were heading back home a day early
Next up, heading south to Ocracoke Island
waiting patiently to board the ferry, not knowing what to expect out of our 45 minute ferry ride with a storm rolling in. We tried twice to get a video of us boarding the ferry, with no luck. silly iphones!.
Every thing went smooth with boarding, however, they do tamp everyone in close.
Amazingly the seagulls chase the ferry for the entire 45 minute ride. Some of the passengers were throwing bread up and watching them swoop down to catch it. Then the storm hit, so we scrambled back inside of the Jeep. When we looked at the GPS we cracked up, because it was showing us driving on nothing but water, definitely a picture worthy moment.
All in all, the storm turned out drama free and let up just in time to unload. We decided to drive the length of the island first, just to get a good feel of what it had to offer and then make stops at our points of interest on the way back towards the ferry.
Ocracoke Light House
Then it was off to a remote section of beach, that we had scoped out earlier on the drive south from the ferry docks.
Its nice to know that there are still strands of beach that aren't cluttered with hotels and businesses. If you looked north on this section of beach, there was nothing but water, sand and dunes, as far as the eye could see.
Now it was back to this guy
and then back north to Kitty Hawk to get on last peacock infused night of sleep before the nine and a half hour drive home. The End!
Great trip report, we had planned something similar last September, but had to cancel because HWY 12 was washed out. Looks like yall had a great time!
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Great trip report, I love the OBX!! (my avatar pic is from a boat on the Albemarle) My parents actually live on Roanoke Island so we manage to get out there quite a bit, though its been years since I've been up to Carova