Portsmouth Island Trip

A Trip To Portsmouth Island, North Carolina

Double-crested cormorant
Double-crested cormorant
Once in Ocracoke Village, you get to Portsmouth Island through the good offices of Captain Rudy Austin of Portsmouth Island Boat Tours. For $20, Rudy takes you over to Portsmouth, drops you off and picks you up about four hours later. There are no -- repeat, no -- services there, so if you're thinking of it then bring LOTS of insect repellent, some water and a snack. Along the way we caught sight of this cormorant. (They only have the crests during mating season.)
Mark Minasi