Sadly we had to get up and say our goodbyes to wonderful friends Don and Linda. Our time was much to short and we had such a great time. We wish we could have stayed in the area much longer and visited many more of our friends.
We pulled out around 9:30 and headed for Oracoke Island in North Carolina. We thought we were on a roll. We made a quick stop for fuel and drink at Flying J and then back on the road. We took the bypass around Richmond and ran into a traffic backup from an accident.
|Our view for 15 or 20 minutes|
|We made it to Kitty Hawk|
|It was great to have lunch with Libby and catch up|
It was a long drive down the outer banks to Hatteras to catch the ferry and it took us over 2 hours to get there. We were 10 minutes early for the 5pm ferry.
|We hope to spend more time down here in the future|
|This is the bridge over the Oregon Inlet|
|Lots of ducks were headed south|
|We made it with a few minutes to spare|
|The sun was setting quickly as we waited to board|
|The sunset was beautiful|
|It was cool on the water but we were out on deck a lot|
|Here comes the inbound ferry|
|Lots of Pelicans were out feeding and diving for fish|
About the time we got in the room we got a picture from home.
|Its Snowing back home.|
Beautiful morning and 55 degrees already. We got to see the view out our living room window for the first time.
|One Came close to the fence|
|At the end of the walkway over the dunes|
|Off to find shells|
|A mushroom growing in the sand|
|This Horseshoe crab did not make it|
|The couple from Greensboro|
|One of the many birds|
|Ducks headed south|
|Some of the grass that holds the dunes in place|
|Deposit of shells|
|This bird found a piece of fish|
We went back to the condo and Bonnie cleaned the sand off her feet and shoes then took a quick shower. It was almost 3 so we were ready to eat and combine lunch with supper. So we asked in the office for a good place to eat. A lot of the places are closed or only open part of the week. So we ended up across the road at Dajio's and it was very good. We were the only ones in there and had a nice conversation with the waitress.
|Blue Nacho's with spicy shrimp|
Back at the room we watched the 4pm ferry leave and then decided to watch a movie.
|4pm ferry departing|
|There she goes around the turn|
Windy cool and sunny today. The temp. stayed in the 40's today, cold for the residents here. With the sun out so bright it feels very nice to us. We had a leisurely morning and decided to go out and drive around the populated end of the island some.
Bonnie did sort her shells and spread them out to dry, we soaked them in bleach water overnight to clean them.
|Spread out to dry|
|There are a few canals with houses on them|
|I like the spiral stairs up to the deck|
|Second oldest lighthouse in the country that is still lighted|
|On the walkway|
|One of the island cats, most are feral|
|They had a nice display of shells|
|This was a nice quilt|
|The four seaman that were recovered from the sea are buried here|
Back to the Visitors Center and I did get my National Parks Passport Stamped
|Two stamps here|
|Fried Dill Pickles, delicious|
|Fried Oyster Sandwich|
Well the sun has set and I think we are in for the night, the island is quiet this time of year. Tonight is our last night here and we will pack and head to the ferry late morning tomorrow.
|Last sunset on the island|
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