|Leaving Swan Quarter|
|Our first beach day began with lots of clouds...|
|...but the sun poked through...|
|...and drove almost all the clouds away.|
|E's a sandcastle kinda guy...|
|...while his friend E prefers running with pelicans.|
|After a few hours of wading and building sand|
castles in wind and sun, boys needed to rest.
|J and I came across a dead turtle at the northeast end of the island. J reported it the next day to the Park Service.|
|On the sound side of the island, sandpipers run in the water; they're more cautious on the ocean side.|
|Orion and Taurus over the beach|
|Like father, like son|
|We ran into friends from home as we were getting on the ferry back to Swan |
Quarter. They had left their car in SQ and were travelling by little red wagon.
|When we left Ocracoke, the sky and ocean were almost indistinguishable. Then the sun broke through...|
|...and the clouds cleared away. Several dolphins waved to us, but none agreed to pose for this photo.|