We always enjoy taking the ferry over to Shackleford Banks...
to spend time shelling,
exploring the barrier island, and searching for the wild mustangs that live there.
Even though about 150 wild horses reside on the tiny island, we didn't spot more than a pair of ears. Hurricane Irene was good to us though. We've never found a starfish before or as many whole sand dollars as we found on this trip.
Shackleford Banks is absolutely primitive.... no shade, no shelter, no garbage cans, no food, no convenience stores, no electricity, no Starbuck's, and... no potties. When the urge hits... Hello Dune! (How mortified will she be one day that I took this picture?)
After the ferry ride back
(This little guy LOVED the boat ride)
we found a great little place for lunch. Who knew a place with walls lined with beer bottles would also have an excellent kids menu? Score!
Fun day, all around!