We left yesterday morning at 8:30 am, bound for Elizabeth City and eye exams. We caught the 8:00 pm ferry and arrived home 12 1/2 hours after we left! So, no journal entry yesterday. But it was nice to get away for a day. We both had great news from the eye doctor, bought fresh sweet corn and blueberries (neither of which is available on the island), purchased shoes, had a new battery installed in my watch, and enjoyed a breezy day in eastern North Carolina.
But the best part of it all was the sunset ferry ride home. Like on a cruise (but free!) we spread out our sandwiches and cold drinks, watched the clouds roll across the sky as the sun sank into the horizon, followed the gulls as they whirled and floated above the deck, and held hands as the boat rocked gently from side to side when we crossed the inlet.
It was good to be away for a day, but even better to come back home again.