Portsmouth Island Trip

A Trip To Portsmouth Island, North Carolina

Step One: Ocracoke
Step One:  Ocracoke
I've been up and down much of the 200 miles of North Carolina's Outer Banks, but I'd never made it to Portsmouth Island. Portsmouth lies just off Ocracoke Island, which is next to Hatteras Island. You get to Ocracoke by taking a ferry like this one from Hatteras, which I boarded at 7:30 one morning. (You can get to Hatteras via a bridge.) From Ocracoke I planned to take a day charter to Portsmouth with a local captain. I hoped to see some of its history, and I REALLY hoped to get some great shorebird photography.
Mark Minasi