05 November 2011

How do you know you're in North Carolina?

The wind was still blowing with up to 30 kts today. Therefore we decided to stay another day docked in the Alligator River Marina. It's in the middle of nowhere, nearby there is only a gas station with a simple grill-diner. And you know what? They really serve some alligator tails! The guys of course had to try it. They found it tasted a bit like chicken... We then rented a car to do some shopping in the next town Manteo and to have a glimpse of the famous Outer Banks - also known as OBX, a 320km long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. And besides to go to the beach (but that's only in summer) I think people here don't have a big choice of freetime activity - so they hunt, fish or battle against snakes, alligators or bears! At least that was our impression in the stores. Or have you ever seen snake repellent, buck lure with the scent of a doe-in-rut or a fishing rod for girls designed by Hannah Montana being sold??


1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your passage south. I remember fondly anchoring out in some of the pristine marshy anchorages. I think South Carolina and Georgia were especially beautiful. We didn't care much for the Florida run. It seemed to be thick with bridges and oversized homes. I recommend getting outside after St. Augustine if weather is good.