Sunday, April 15, 2012
Honeymoon on Ocracoke Island
Until recent decades, Ocracoke was so remote and cut off from the mainland that it developed its own dialect or brogue. "High tide" is pronounced "hoi toide," for example. Other examples can be heard on Youtube.
In its early days, Ocracoke was a haven to the likes of Blackbeard the Pirate. Until shortly before the Civil War it was a port of crucial importance to North Carolina. In more recent years tourism has become the center of its economy. Here Don and I are posing in front of Ocracoke Lighthouse. Click here for other pictures from this part of our trip.