Monday, December 03, 2007

Off-Island Schedule

Amy and I went to Nags Head today. I just thought some of our readers might like to see a typical daily schedule for an off-island trip. Here goes:

5:30 am Wake up & get ready.
6:30 Leave for Hatteras Inlet.
7:00 Board the ferry.
9:15 Arrive at dentist's office (Amy & I both had appointments).
10:30 Leave dentist's office.
11:00 Stop at Alltel to extend contract and get new phone.
11:30 Stop at a small strip mall. Philip buys new shoes; Amy buys a few items at the Thrift Store.
12:00 Stop for sandwiches (Amy is still numb, so she doesn't eat much).
12:30 Go to a shopping center. We buy a few small items (specialty light bulbs, plastic file holder, chocolate truffles, a rubber washer [for my leaking toilet])
1:30 Leave the northern Outer Banks.
2:45 Meet David at his dentist in Frisco, take Lachlan, and hightail it for the ferry.
3:00 Arrive at the ferry just as it is ready to pull out. The deckhands look at us, then at each other....then open the gate and wave us on. We smile and thank them all. It's windy today and the water is rough. We roll a bit in the inlet.
3:45 The ferry docks at Ocracoke.
4:00 Arrive in the village, check our post office boxes, and drive home. It's been a 10 1/2 hour day. We're glad to be home.

Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.


  1. Anonymous12:40 PM


    Do you use Alltel as your internet service provider?

    Just wondering as am thinking of getting wireless internet service from Alltel.

    I have not talked to Alltel yet and couldn't tell from their service map, if it is available on Ocracoke.

    I know Alltel phone service is very good on the island.


  2. Anonymous9:11 AM

    I suppose many frequent your page but leave no comments as it may also serve as a community bulletin board for those that do. hmm what time was the pot luck dinner at xyz and so on.

    It is a treat for me to read you notes as I live vicariously through your walks on the beach and efforts not to miss the ferry-- how thrilling!

    my days off are filled with the drudgery of house cleaning though Martha Stewart has elevated it to an art form/business I continue to see it as it is but classical music in the background gives me a renewed sense of purpose