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Old 07-24-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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A tropical depression just formed. Be careful with that because as you know when it affects North Carolina,it heads straight to the Outer Banks.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Orcacoke Island the Anchorage Inn & Marina sounds ok for a hotel stay. Two Nights.

The Anchorage Inn & Marina - Hotel lodging on beautiful Ocracoke Island, NC
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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A tropical depression just formed. Be careful with that because as you know when it affects North Carolina,it heads straight to the Outer Banks.
Doing the 7 day vacation trip in the month of September.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Doing the 7 day vacation trip in the month of September.
Sorry,but unfortunately August and September are the peak storm months.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Sorry,but unfortunately August and September are the peak storm months.
I know....
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Lover Of Animals: try and stay at Ramada Inn Nags head. It's very good.
Nags Head Hotel | Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach | Kill Devil Hills, NC
Thanks! We will definitely check it out.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Sorry,but unfortunately August and September are the peak storm months.
I currently live 214 miles away from Nags Head. So easy drive back if a major storm comes through.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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I currently live 214 miles away from Nags Head. So easy drive back if a major storm comes through.
That's GREAT!! Enjoy your vacation!
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We just spent a week on Ocracoke last month...first time there. We LOVED the island. I will start by saying we are not "beach" people. We enjoy a few hours on the beach now and then but the beach was not the primary factor in our vacation. We simply wanted to get away to a place that's off the beaten path and moves at a slower pace. Ocracoke fit the bill perfectly. The little village is great for walking or riding a bike and there are plenty of good spots to duck in for a drink or a good meal. I highly recommend Howard's Pub, Dajio & Back Porch. Eduardo's Taco Stand is good, too.

As for the beach, we were quite impressed. This is basically the way the beach is supposed to look...wide sandy stretches kissed by the surf with no jet skis darting about, tall dunes and sea oats backed by a maritime forest rather than rows of cottages and/or condo towers. The only beach I've found in NC that I like better is on uninhabited Shackelford Banks. I recommend not going on the Lifeguard Beach but heading farther north toward the horse pen or campground as the beach is even less crowded up there. As nice as the beaches are, we really most enjoyed kayaking in the sound, riding our bikes around the island and just being away from it all. Ocracoke is a very special place and I can't wait to go back.

As others have said, I also liked the Swanquarter ferry crossing as the 2.5 hours on the boat was a nice time to relax and start slowing down to island pace on the way over.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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As others have said, I also liked the Swanquarter ferry crossing as the 2.5 hours on the boat was a nice time to relax and start slowing down to island pace on the way over.[/quote]

Absolutely...while the drive down Highway 12 is cool, I find it tedious and monotonous...the best way to enjoy going to Ocracoke is that Swan Quarter ferry...the entire trip forces you to slow down and relax. Its interstate to Greenville, 4 lane past Washington and 2 lane into Hyde Co where there is little traffic....then to get on a boat for 2 and a half hours just completes the trip. You have successfully transitioned into a different mindset during that trip. You have gone from hectic to peaceful.
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