One last photo from The Ferry to begin this post on Ocracoke. We made the looooong trip to Ocracoke during our vacation to Nags Head, North Carolina. It's something we've been talking about doing for years, but it always seemed so far. And guess what: it is!
By the time we reached Ocracoke, we were hungry and I was beginning to need food in a very desperate way. Let this be a lesson for you to bring food on this trip.
We arrived and immediately went for our lunch at Dajio. This place was awesome, and had the very best tasting chicken tenders we've ever tasted. We decided to sit at the bar in order to avoid the wait, and what a cool bar it is. Great beer on tap, and a very laid back, Outer Banks atmosphere. Imagine Jimmy Buffet, without any Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville to ruin it.
We then walked the island (you can do that—the town area is small!), stopped for sweets at the Albert Styron General Store—they even sold Nehi Grape Soda—before returning to The Slushy Stand for Espresso, Ice Cream and a seat to cool off. Did I mention it was sweltering? Think mid-90's.
All in all a fun day, and if you read my previous post about The Ferry, you know that as far as I'm concerned the boat ride alone was worth the trip.