There’s nothing like being able to camp right next to a beach. Add to that our first time taking our Travato on a ferry, the Travato’s first time on an island and getting to experience the land of Black Beard and the true NC Outer Banks at a time when tourists are few and far between. All those firsts and that lack of crowds made for a wonderful trip to NC’s little island village of Ocracoke.
Ferry Ride In A Winnebago Travato 59K – Even though we worried about the actual ferry ride to the island… would we fit easily, would it be difficult to park the Travato, would Captain Upchuck get sick… everything was perfect. What a beautiful way to travel to a remote island. Putting the Travato on the ferry was no more difficult than parking a mini-van. Easy!
Remoteness and Quaintness of Ocracoke Island – When you arrive at NC’s Outer Banks you realize you are in a remote area… not Alaska remote, but few places on the coast of the US are as remote as NC’s Outer Banks. You won’t find restaurant chains or national grocery stores or Walmart… but that gives it a quaint feeling that forces you to slow down and make do. It’s that making do that gives this the feel of really camping.
Camping In Travato Right Beside The Ocean – We stayed at the National Park Campground, which had no electric or water or sewer but what it did have was spectacular… it had a walk over the dunes from your campsite to a remote beach on the Atlantic Ocean. And it had a 3-mile bike ride to the cool little village of Ocracoke.
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