Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paradise, but with mosquitoes! On the Outer banks in North Carolina

Just off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina is the Outer Banks. A row of islands connected
by bridges and ferries. We stayed 3 night the first night at someplace we both like to forget and last 2 nights on Ocracoke Island national seashore.

The Island is lined with beautiful white sand beaches and crisp clean ocean water. We camped just off the sand dunes close enough to hear the waves. First night we had clear skies Ji said the night was lit up from all the stars and she tried to wake me up to see but I couldn’t bother.

Now you all know the saying can’t have your pie and eat it? Here on Ocracoke island, the attacking mosquitoes at night and the ever changing weather. When the sun sets here the mosquitoes wake up and they attack like relentless swarming bees. Our neighbor who has been coming here for over 20 years said its the worst hes seen it. Second day the skies were clear enough but as night fall so did the black clouds and lighting and thunder after the rain and wind lucky our tent held up to its first tropical rain storm. Next destination South Carolina.