I know I shouldn't have laughed, but I just couldn't help it. Several days ago I had a call from a representative of a company who was hoping I could give an Ocracoke tour for a large group in late September. I gave her all of the particulars and explained that we would meet in front of the Village Craftsmen at 7:30 pm. "That will be great," she said. "We are having lunch at Howard's Pub, we'll do some sightseeing, then we're having supper at 6 o'clock at Western Sizzlin. We'll see you at 7:30."
"I'm afraid not," I said with a chuckle, but she insisted that was the way their tour was planned, that's how they'd done it before, and if I didn't want to accommodate them she'd just have to cancel my tour. I learned that she hadn't looked at a map, and was unwilling to accept the fact that Ocracoke is about three hours from the closest Western Sizzlin, which is in Kill Devil Hills.
Anyway, I hope they enjoy their trip to the Outer Banks!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the 1913 wreck of the George W. Wells. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072110.htm.