Sorry to miss you but we had to return home yesterday. The fish must have really been biting because we couldn't catch Ted as his site on the couple of passes we made through the Ocracoke campground. If you run into Ted, please tell him we'll try again.
We'll be tent camping on Portsmouth the first weekend in May and will try to look you up when we leave the island.
The Frisco campground hadn't opened when we arrived Friday AM a little after ten but still there were five campers in line ahead of us - the first two had been there before seven. None of them picked our favorite site, P59, and by noon we had everything set up.
There's a little knoll behind the camper, just big enough for a couple of chairs, that gives a great view of the ocean.
The weather could have been a little better but we still had a great time. Most mornings were so hazy you couldn't find the horizon. Not a great photo but, to illustrate my point, this was taken on the ferry ride to Ocracoke and shows a fish trap and a duck blinds.
We made it out to the beach a couple of times but the wind was pretty stiff and made it difficult to sit out and enjoy the surf.
Instead, we found it more comfortable on the sound side. The dunes provide protection from an on shore wind and water is much warmer and calmer due to the shallow depth. I'm sure Mark is familiar with this but, for those who haven't visited our Outer Banks, its not uncommon to be able to wade out a hundred yards or more before the water reaches above your waist. This was taken near the northern ferry landing on Ocracoke. Can't wait to get the grand daughter down here but her parents thing five month is a bit too young.
The NPS is updating the restrooms and showers (still cold water only) at Frisco. From what I could tell, it'll be a great improvement but haven't finished yet. The only running water is in one of the johns and in the trailer they brought in for temporay showers. You have to go up to the Cape Point dump station to get potable water.
Hope to see some of you down there on future trips.