Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ocracoke SCOO trip

The National Park Service at Ocracoke has instituted an new "walk on" ferry service between Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands.  Today was the inaugural run and they gave away free tickets to train the employees.  We boaters are not too happy about the addition because they took valuable dock space and turned it into the ferry loading platform....but I wanted to see what it's all about anyway.

Got our round trip tickets.

Right on schedule, the fast ferry pulled into the dock.

 In line to board with our bikes.  I gave the camera to Rick and he got "fancy".

Rick and Sue in line.

Putting our bikes in the racks on the bow.

All aboard and ready to leave Ocracoke.  Sojourn in the background.

Sojourn is on the right.

 Leaving Silver Lake in Ocracoke.  There is outdoor seating on the top but it faces backwards. 

Inside is very nice.

An hour later, approaching the ferry dock in Hatteras.

We had a little over 30 minutes to kill before the return trip....so we biked over to the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum for a little history.

 Cool lighthouse.

Nice exhibits, but we didn't have a lot of time to explore.  We'll have to go back sometime when we've got the whole day.  Uneventful hour ride back to Ocracoke.

And the evening was for "happy hour" with the SCOO folks.

Nice to meet new folks and enjoyed visiting with the ones we already knew!

1 comment:

  1. That's neat...I've taken the old ferry over to Ocracoke...