Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Trip to Ocracoke

This was a little flying vacation to Ocracoke. The weather was "iffy" - there is no instrument approach at Ocracoke Island. The runway is "fair weather" daylight use only. But the weather gods were kind to us. Leaving Pittsboro was very dreary, but the weather only improved as we headed eastbound!

1 hour and 15 minutes later, here we are on final approach at Ocracoke. The landing strip is parallel with the beach. Duane did a wonderful landing in some pretty gusty winds.

Dick and Lindy loaned us their "folding bikes" - pretty cool!

All re-assembled and ready for some island touring!

We lucked out and rented a little apartment right in the center of town. This was our view from the balcony.

We stayed with Buddy and Sharon in the apartment. Pat and Diane camped north of Ocracoke in the State Park campground. There was a wonderful porch outside the apartment where we spent a lot of time.

Oh, and we had front-row seats to the lovely sunsets!! (View from the deck)

The apartment was the second floor to the business that is bike rental/coffee shop/ ice cream parlor. Very handy. Yes, very handy!

Very pleased with the apartment - much nicer than hotel rooms.

Lots of biking with the doggies - the usual haunts - Jolly Roger, Dajio, Jason's, Howard's Pub and now our favorite "shrimp hour" Jimmy's Buffet....

Several times we saw live music - Pat and Diane dancing....never can get a good photo of the fast pace!

Nice walk on the beach....

Over too soon!

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

FUN! We never went to Ocracoke in the spring - I always thought of it as a fall place to looks like a lovely trip!