Monday, September 14, 2009
Home from the Sea
Me. Stitching in public. On the Hatteras Ferry to Ocracoke Island.
First night on Ocracoke. We visited the beach. Admired the light. Enjoyed how few other people were there. Then went and had a dinner that couldn't be beat at the Back Porch complete with Crab Beignets and fresh Ocracoke clams.
We're in pirate land here. Blackbeard's favorite anchorage is just offshore at Teach's Hole. And it's where he was overtaken and beheaded. Legend has it his headless body swam around his ship two or three or seven times.
The lighthouse on Ocracoke. Built in 1822 it came nearly 50% under budget at around $11,000 and is still operating today. Now there's a government project that one can admire.