Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Hot, hot, hot in Ocracoke yesterday. It was the kind of heat that glares off the water, the sand, the concrete. The kind of heat that makes your eyes hurt.
There was a breeze, but not much of one. I hid in the shade. I did not get much work done.
I did find this pier, above, with free three-hour docking. The other park service piers charge by the foot, a boat can tie up to this one for a short time at no cost. A few hours would be enough time to get off the boat, clean up, shop for supplies, maybe have a nice meal and a cold drink at one of the nearby restaurants. There is plenty of room to anchor out in the harbor, called Silver Lake, for the night for free.
I will keep the pier in mind for future trips.