American Locations 16 – Ocracoke Campground, Outer Banks

The trip is from New River, West Virginia, to Stinking Creek, Tennessee, by way of Long Key, Florida.

Ocracoke Campground, Outer Banks, North Carolina

 

Our first stop after driving away from the ferry station was to see the horses. There are wild horses living on Ocracoke Island, as they are in Carrituck. A few of them are penned up by the road for the tourists to see. They don’t seem very wild. But I guess it’s better to keep a few on hand rather than have the tourists traipsing all over the island looking for them.

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While we were stopped to see the horses we crossed the road to check out the beach. Notice how the stairs disappear beneath the sand? No telling how much sand the recent hurricane had washed up over the bottom steps.

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These barrier islands aren’t very wide. In places there is just enough room for a two-lane road. So it’s easy to go from one side of the island to the other. We drove to the far end of the island, where the town of Ocracoke is located.

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One last Outer Banks lighthouse to see.

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Then we drove to Ocracoke Campground.

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As at Oregon Inlet Campground, we got a site where we could back up against the dune next to the beach.

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It was then a short walk up and over.

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To another glorious beach.

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Here I pulled a double. I stayed out at our site to watch the sunset.

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It was a full moon on a clear night.

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Then the next morning I sat out on the beach to watch the sunrise.

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We stayed two nights at our last campground on the Outer Banks.

 

Next Location – Ocracoke Campground, Outer Banks 2

 

 

 

 

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