Last night's Neuse was brown and turbid, its chop ridden hard by wind and slapping against the rocks.
Here it is, close-up:
Tomorrow, we're all taking two ferries in early morning and traveling to Ocracoke Island for the day.
Zoom in on the map to see things closer. See the skinny island on the right? Ocracoke is on the bottom of that island. Oriental is along that body of water that is labeled "Adams Creek," but is actually the Neuse. You can click to look closer, and find it, on the north side of the river. And to get to Ocracoke, of course we cannot go straight across the water. Oh no! We have to drive over to highway 306, and take a ferry across the river (where the dotted line is), and then drive along highways 101 and 70, wiggling our way out to the tip end of that crinkly peninsula, out to Cedar Island. The long ferry leaves there at 10:30, and we will be aboard! I'll be sure to have lots to show and tell you about Ocracoke! Stay tuned.