One of my neighbors just sent me the following information about a fall adventure trip to Ocracoke Island for women sponsored by Just Get Outdoors.
"[W]hy not join me for my EXPLORING OCRACOKE ISLAND AND THE OUTER BANKS trip this October 3 - 10. October is said to be the best time of the year to visit Ocracoke. This trip has a lot to offer as we explore both land and sea. We'll ramble through maritime forests and old dune habitats and kayak in the open shoreline waters, sloughs and marshes of the Pamlico Sound. Along with birding and (world-class) shelling, this varied excursion offers time spent at the historical Portsmouth Island and Ocracoke Lighthouse. We will have time to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pamlico Sound on our sailing tour aboard a traditional gaff-rigged schooner. Also included is some downtime to enjoy the village of Ocracoke - a must - and to relax on the porch and stroll the lovely grounds of the Soundfront Inn, our historic accommodations for this trip."
You can find a full itinerary and more information at http://www.justgetoutdoors.com/details_ocracoke10.html.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the 1913 wreck of the 6-masted schooner, George W. Wells. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072110.htm.