Summer Vacation 2016. Back in the dead cold of winter we decided to splurge this year and rent a house for an entire week. We have never rented a vacation house for an entire week before, so the cost and commitment was a bit daunting at first. We made the reservation and then waited through a very busy spring and summer.
The day finally arrived and we rolled out for an uneventful 2 day drive. The rest of the story is difficult to put into words. So, I'm just gonna say that this trip was good for the soul. I was able to share some parallels between this island and Bonaire, with the family. That was good. Getting the 3 of us to Bonaire is pretty cost prohibitive, and I was glad to be able to share the vibe with them.
|The loooong drive proved to be worth it.|
|Southern Point, Ocracoke|
|Sailing across the Pamlico Sound at low tide, about 20inches deep!|
|Appalachian Dream in her temporary berth.|
|Awesome Bakery Trailer|
|This is the last working Fish House around, fishermen sell seafood here and locals, tourists and restaurants buy them|
Shane, an example of the friendly locals, was always there and welcomed us with open arms
|The long drive home: Full Hearts, Clear Eyes|