Dave and I arrived at the Outer Banks today. Today's travels included two ferry rides. The first one, from mainland North Carolina to Ocracoke Island, took about 2.5 hours. After a short drive up the island, we took another ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island, where we are staying in a campground on the oceanfront. The ocean is a little more than 100 yards (and one short climb over a sand dune) from our campsite. Yeah, tough life, but someone's gotta live it. Here are some of today's photos. I haven't edited all of them yet, I just figured I'd take a break from editing and start posting them.
This is the approach to Ocracoke from the Pamlico Sound, which separates the Outer Banks islands from the mainland. The lighthouse in the background is the historic Ocracoke Lighthouse. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to walk on the lighthouse grounds because there was no place to park our camper.