2014 Trip Across the US & Canada

Day 9

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Friday, October 18, 2013, Ocracoke Campground, Ocracoke, NC 32.4 miles, 1243.8 For the Trip

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After a haircut & packing up the trailer, I stopped at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then made the short drive to the Ocracoke Ferry. Didn't make the first one, but squeezed onto the second. While crossing, gave the first tour of the trailer for the trip to a couple from Tennessee.

Once on the island, I decided to stop for the weekend at the Ocracoke Campground, part of the National Park Service. Good to see it is open. There have been a couple of individuals on the Fiberglass Trailer forum that mentioned October camping here at the campground, but so far I'm the only "egg". There are a couple of pop ups, tent campers and a few larger RVs, but the place is mostly empty. It is dry camping, and while it has flush toilets, the showers are interesting - a shack with a string attached to a spring shower-head that only "speaks" cold water! I suspect they were added to rinse the salt water off swimmers & fisherman that got to far into the waves, not for bathing.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Waiting for the Ferry
The Coast Guard
A Packed Ferry
The Beach
The Campground
Cold Water Showers
Site D3


It does look like I have a useful Verizon signal so I will try to post this and add more as the day goes on.

It is later on & other than a run into town for some chicken for dinner, not much else is happening. I am enjoying 70° - 80° weather, although I've been told that this is also one of the warmest Falls in my home town of Oswego. In any case I'm settled in for the night. A light rain is falling off & on.

Until next time -

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