North Carolina–Outer Banks

Ocracoke Beach And From The Air


Atlantic Coast Bicycle Trip
May, `77

Things weren’t quite so gloomy today. Once I left Beaufort, the
weather cleared a bit (over 5 inches of rain in two days), and the
highway became bicycle heaven. Cedar Island was nice. The ferry over
to Ocracoke was especially nice, probably two hours over to the Outer
Banks. Ocracoke was sand, ocean, and people, that’s all—very nice! I
met some good people on the boat and again that night in the park.
After everybody had crashed, looking at the moon, and listening to the
sea’s lullaby, I thought to myself what a great day I’d just had.

The next day I boarded a ferry to Hatteras, a much more
commercialized island. The ride lasted about an hour. The Outer Banks
were beautiful. I met a lot of quick acquaintances, all nice people.
I’m really glad the Outer Banks happened. Maybe now my tolerance level
for ill tidings won’t be so low. Ocean swimming, sunshine, biking, and
lots of nice people have a way of reinforcing everything that’s good
in life. In fact, what else is there! To be continued…


About bwinwnbwi

About me: Marvin Gaye’s song, "What’s Going On" was playing on the jukebox when I went up to the counter and bought another cup of coffee. When I got back, the painting on the wall next to where I was sitting jumped out at me, the same way it had done many times before. On it was written a diatribe on creativity. It was the quote at the bottom, though, that brought me back to this seat time after time. The quote had to do with infinity; it went something like this: Think of yourself as being in that place where infinity comes together in a point; where the infinite past and the infinite future meet, where you are at right now. The quote was attributed to Hermann Hesse, but I didn’t remember reading it in any of the books that I had read by him, so I went out and bought Hesse’s last novel, Magister Ludi. I haven’t found the quote yet, but I haven't tired of looking for it either.
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3 Responses to North Carolina–Outer Banks

  1. Ah, Hatteras during the 70s–must’ve been great!

  2. eof737 says:

    Maybe now my tolerance level for ill tidings won’t be so low. — love that line… and the fact that being around positive people of good cheer helps our mood too. 😉

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