We spent the night in Plymouth, North Carolina. Yesterday morning, the twins spent a couple of hours touring the USS North Carolina. They enjoyed it but DH and I spent the time waiting for them at a picnic table and poring over maps. We decided to head inland and pick up some friendlier roads to head toward the Outer Banks. The coastal road we were following was not really all that scenic and the traffic was terrible. We’d catch a glimpse of the ocean every now and then but whenever we’d get close to a beach, we’d encounter heavy traffic and nothing but condos on the horizon.
So, we headed inland a few miles and did a big U-shaped route that avoided the coastline for a while and then brought us back to a good point for today’s launch on the Outer Banks. I made a reservation on Ocrakoke Island tonight. Should be a nice secluded island with lots of beach and few tourists. We’ll be taking a ferry to the island in two or three hours and then we’ll spend the night, take the ferry back to the rest of the Outer Banks tomorrow morning and spend more time heading north on them before turning east toward home.
Gotta go. I want to wake up the rest of the crew and get to the ferry before it gets crowded.