Today we did our usual drive, crossed water, and then drove some more with a different twist. We crossed water twice and needed 2 ferry rides. The first was a 40 minute free ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island, then a 2 hour and 15 minute ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar Island, which is connected to the mainland by causeway. Ocracoke Island is an about 9 miles long and we had to drive from the North Ferry Terminal to the South Ferry Terminal to catch the second ferry. Cedar Island is mostly swamp and wildlife preserve.
The first ferry boat is pretty small, so it is amazing to see tractor trailers load onto them. But if they can do it, so can we!
Our destination is a one-night stop in Jacksonville, NC, right next to the Camp Lejeune Marine Base. It was too far to make our next destination all in one day.
It looks like Hurricaine Sandy will stay out at sea. Right now it is passing northern Florida. The current predicted pathway is to make landfall further north.