• Outer Banks, NC,  Vacations,  Weekly Blog

    Scenes from Ocracoke

    Still the Outer Banks’ pearl, even as the waters rise OCRACOKE, NC — An overnight stay on this southernmost point of North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks, or at least the southernmost populated point, is always a treat. It never seems quite like the rest of the Outer Banks to me. The other villages are on the windswept Atlantic coast, with sand dunes and rough surf. I love them, too. But Ocracoke, tucked away on the inland side of the island, is just different. More like a New England village, maybe. Surrounding a lake. Walkable. The past and the present intertwined. Here are some photos. We’ve just had a quick but…