Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ocracoke Beach

It was around noon when we hit the beach. This has to be our favorite beach. It is vast, clean, and has gentle rolling waves.

Ocracoke’s beach has attracted increasing national attention as it worked its way up Dr. Beach’s much ballyhooed list of Best Beaches. In 2007 Ocracoke finally reached the summit and became America’s #1 Beach! The wide sandy beach is pristine, and there are plenty of spots where you can enjoy it undisturbed by others. The ocean reaches high temperatures of 85 F in the summer and can adopt the clear aquamarine hues of tropical waters when the conditions are right. The 16 miles of oceanfront beach are part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and are free of development.

Here is a fellow that could get a job as a life guard, but he is too busy being retired.

Judy fixed a gourmet picnic on the beach. She is expertly spreading the pimento cheese spread on flat bread. (Eat fast before the gulls eye the food!)

It is always great to see families enjoying the beach.

As you can see it was not difficult to locate a place for your chairs. The sand is wonderful.

We met this neat lady on the beach. She is visiting Ocracoke with her daughter, son-in-law, and new granddaughter. Her family lives in Alaska and she lives in Kentucky. This lady works for Samaritan's Purse, a nonprofit international relief organization.

Miss Judy is removing the sand from her shoes. It was a great time on this special beach!

Tomorrow - a side effect!


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