Outer Banks is a real treat!
Hi. I rode North Carolina's Outer Banks last October, and enjoyed it a lot.
If you are doing the ride south to north, you will be going the way I went. Two miles before the ferry is a fine place to get refreshments and snacks. Mainland prices are much less than shipboard prices.
I took the ferry onto the west end of Ocracoke Island for ten bucks; that's a two-hour ride. I took the free ferry off the east end of Ocracoke Island; that's a half-hour ride. Bring a tie-down or two. My crossing was mild, but yours may be stormy. You are near Cape Hatteras, renowned for waves and rough weather.
Roads and scenery were excellent, and the nasty drivers were somewhere else.
I do not know what you mean by BRP. (Later) ok, Blue Ridge Parkway, I got it.
I was headed to Williamsburg VA, and took I-64 through a mega-city. Coming home, I mean south from Williamsburg, I took the ferry to Scotland VA, and that put me in the countryside at once.
There is a souvenir store on the east side of the highway, about half way from Hatteras to the bridge to the mainland. I got a lovely towel with lighthouses on it, and it's a great memento of the trip.
Enjoy your ride. On a strom, you have absolutely no choice!
Last edited by Keith Falkner; 08-25-2008 at 05:20 PM.
Reason: forgot about place to get snacks before ferry to O