Our Island shares a unique characteristic with others- it is surrounded by water. Except for the occasional flying machine, one does not come here, or go, without a boat of some sort. It’s part of life.
Since last October’s Hurricane Sandy our Ferry to/from the north, toward Nags Head, has been unpredictable for various reasons, and since early January non-existent. Not good. Shoaling in the regular channel is the base difficulty, compounded vastly by multiple bureaucracies claiming jurisdiction without responsibility- local, state, federal, civic, environmental, military, civilian, and probably a few more.
Finally, in the last few weeks reason has prevailed, the dredging crews got to work and a few days ago regular ferry service from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke resumed, no reservation required. We’ve checked it out- very nice. For details see www.ncferry.org or call the Hatteras Ferry Terminal at 252-986-2353.
Now, to get on with our lives, which we’d like to share with you.