08 May 2010

Ocracoke relaxation A.K.A. "The Ocracoma"

So where was I? Oh yes, we've caught our first glimpse of the island from the ferry and we've started the decompression from Life.

Even though we love the ferry ride, we oh-so-eagerly jump into our Jeep and get ready for the next leg of our voyage... the 14 or 15 mile stretch of Highway 12 ... the ride where you can catch glimpses of the ocean on your left and the sound on your right...



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The drive down this narrow barrier island never fails to bring a smile to my face as I'm reminded of the power of nature - the sand dunes, the crashing waves and the calm of the sound. Mother Nature who shaped this small strip of sand with winds, water, waves and, occasionally, her wrath...


Since we're in no hurry, but instead want to enjoy the here and now, we'll often stop at the ferry station and let all the other cars go ahead... We'll just take our time, and enjoy our scenic ride...


Along the way we'll catch glimpses of the Ocracoke Ponies - 




And, maybe, we'll be surprised by the beauty of the wild flowers...




And, we'll catch a glimpse of Silver Lake...




And, we'll be delighted by the incredible view from our rental home...




And awed by a glimpse of a sunset that you can just never forget... as we slip into the total relaxation of our "Ocracoma"....

Thanks again to my husband, the incredible photographer!

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