summer getaway: ocracoke island.

we spent most of day three on the beach collecting seashells before hopping on the ferry to ocracoke, another barrier island on the outer banks.  as a ferry boat veteran, i was rather impressed by the 30-car, 45-minute free ride to the island.  once you make land, it is about a 13-mile drive, sandy coasts on both sides, before you arrive at a string of little restaurants and shops.  we settled on dajio, a little seafood spot where we sat outside under strings of lights, drank local beers, and i enjoyed my first (ever!) oysters and clams before a delicious greek salad.

we obviously had to squeeze in a last sunset, too.  unbeatable ’round those parts.

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summer getaway: the arrival.

matt and i were lucky enough to sneak away to the outer banks for an extended weekend this week, a combination celebration of his birthday and congress breaking for the august recess.  after a menacing, traffic-ridden drive down on saturday afternoon, we checked into the (lovely) seaside inn on hatteras island and bolted immediately for the sand with a cheap bottle of wine and our chairs.  here are a few shots from our first day; more to come!

p.s. thank you to matt for being patient with my clicking!  anyone close to me can tell you that i am a slow mover when my camera is in hand, and that i become a bit of a paparazzi-freak, too.

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