Ever since the state of North Carolina began paving island roads in the 1950s, bicycles have been a popular method of local transportation. But bikes do not work well in sand. This photo was taken at the airport ramp on Memorial Day weekend. These are just a few of the many bikes laid down by the side of the path.
The riders made it that far before abandoning their bikes and walking across to the ocean for a few hours in the sun and surf.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052114.htm.