You can read more here. A friendly lady on the ferry told me they'd been to Ocracoke many times, and that we could walk up into the old lighthouse there. I was excited.
Here's the old gate. This structure was erected in 1823. It stands 75 ft. above sea level.
Oscar's House is a cute little place. We wanted to return last summer, but she only books for longer stays. It's kind of a hippy/greenie/progressive/spa-yoga-Hindu prayer kind of place now :) The innkeeper is a wonderful cook. Those upstairs windows were ours once.
So I put the van back in the ferry line, and Adam and I went for one last stroll while Julia dog-sat our over-excited pups. They were rather stimulated by the time on the water and all the people. They live such a sheltered life. We were very dog-weary by day's end.
Nets laid out to dry: