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J4yDubs 2021 Hatteras Village Trip Report




Friday/Saturday

We made it!

We left Friday morning at 7am. It took around 9 hours and 30 minutes with a couple stops and a few construction delays. This is from Bucks, PA to Swansboro, NC. Not great, but it wasn't a bad drive.

We looked at a property in Swansboro and Beaufort. Really liked the Swansboro property. It's water front, beautiful views and even had an osprey nesting in a tree. I somehow lost those photos! Still trying to recover them.

Anyway, we left Swansboro Saturday morning and drove down 58 (the long way) to get to Morehead City where we took 70 east until we got to the Cedar Island ferry. After a short wait we boarded and were on our 2 hour ride to Ocracoke.

We got into Ocracoke and were amazed at the crowds. Several things were closed also, but almost everything to eat at had a line. We decided to just push forward and catch the next Hatteras ferry. We drove right on and was the last car to load. Another 60 minutes and we were in Hatteras Village. We're now thinking we can catch the fish fry at the fire house. Ummm, no, the line was huge. No way we get food. We stopped at the Red and White, picked up a few things and headed over to the Condo. Lugged everything to the room and decided to just stay in for the night. We did do a walk on the beach and of course lounge on the deck.

Here's one of the views from the property. You can see the osprey nest on top of the tree.




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Of course, gotta have Bo's! Big grin




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Here's the Cedar Island ferry coming in.




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Pelican on the way into Ocracoke.




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Passenger ferry a ways out.




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Two boats coming back in after a day out. This was on the Hatteras ferry.




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I like the name on this one.




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Turtle nest is about to boil. The guy there said there's a really good chance it goes this week.




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Me for the rest of the week...




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Hope you have a great week!


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Enjoy! Looks like a great start. Keep the photos coming.


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Labor Day weekend has to be crazy. What was closed on Ocracoke?

I bet the Apple Uglies at the Orange Blossom are probably gone early too!!


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The crowds and lines to eat still amaze me. They seem to come and go out more than in years past, plus the extra people and they all drive separately. Interesting to hear about Ocracoke. I hope to get back there sometime soon.


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Thanks for the pics and the “so far” trip report. Keep ‘em coming!


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J4 I know the captain of that boat I'm going to send him the pic he will appreciate it smiley


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J4 I know the captain of that boat I'm going to send him the pic he will appreciate it smiley

FirebirdNC

I can send him the full size copy if he wants it. He's also the boat on the left in the picture of the two boats.



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Sunday 9/5

Lazy beach day. Hit the beach early before the crowds came, and man did they come. This doesn't feel like Hatteras Village at all. We packed it up around 11:30am. No, it's not even close to Jersey Shore crowds, but it's a lot more than I'm used to.

We went for a drive to look around before lunch. Lots of stuff is closed on Sunday. We'll have to circle back around later in the week. We did stop at Scotch Bonnet and got some fudge. Also stopped at Bob's and got bait. We stopped at Kat's for lunch. Good as always. I got the “gobble til you wobble” and it was really good. Wife got the Jurassic Pork and said it was good also.

After lunch we just lounged around a little. I tried to recover my pictures, but have been unable to so far. Probably gone. Around 5pm we went back down to the beach to fish. Well, my wife was reading, but I had two wet lines. Catch a bunch of small ones. Didn't keep anything, but had a great time.

Putting out the net




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Bring in the net. Didn't look like it brought much in. Yesterday a different boat did much better.




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Feet in the sand




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Lines wet




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Pompano. Caught a bunch of small ones.




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Caught a few small drum




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Small flounder




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Gosh...nice pics of the fish you caught! I only ever get sting rays, but I'm not much of a fisher person but like to try.


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Caught a few small drum

J4yDubs


I don’t see a spot on the tail of that fish. Looks like a Croaker to me? Your thoughts?



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