Many years ago (in the mid-1970s) a woman walked into Captain John's Junque Shop (located where Down Point Decoys is today) and asked, "Is there a beach here?"
Captain John's wife, Myrtle, asked, "How did you get here?"
The woman replied, "We came from Hatteras, across the ferry."
Myrtle explained, "Well, the entire way down on the left hand side, there's 16 miles of beach."
"Oh no," the woman said, "I mean a real beach with boardwalks and hotdog stands!"
I don't suppose she ever returned.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Hurricane House and the Hurricane Boards. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072112.htm.