This was our bikes packed out at the waterfall stop
Well, we finally got started the next morning after a good breakfast and made it to the Outer Banks right at the beginning of low tide......Ok, we haven't been there before and we are just cruising up the strip--tourists,t-shirt shops and lots of million dollar homes, saw a guy on a Harley with full leathers and full face helmet---go ATGATT!!!!!!all of a sudden the road turns right and then it ends-BANG!-just like that!!!!!!there is a wide place on the left side of the end of the road for everyone that can't do the beach to turn around---so we park ove there so Mike can air down our tires
he walks down to the beach to check things out---we still have to go thru the deep stuff to get to the waters edge where the sand is packed
this is where we gotta go---the fence is to keep the wild horses on the end of the island we are heading to(more on that later)
We hit the sand---OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I felt like a big ol wiggle worm---whoa,I am going down,no,no got it,aghhhhh,I am going,going, ahhhhhhhh finally down to the water and firm sand-breathe,breathe--gad -everyone looking at us in our black ATGATT trying to keep my bike up -I won't speak for Mike-he ended up behind me somehow so I don't know how many snake tracks he left in the sand-
As we headed on up the beach I relaxed and enjoyed the ride as much as you could with big 4-wheel drives flying by you and shell pickers and kids to watch for---we had 8.8 miles to go --finaly ran into Mikes brother and friend and nephews surf fishing --the kids were all excited--Uncle Mike and Aunt Kay are here on their bikes!!!
Our oldest son Ryan (stationed in VA-navy boy) had planned to come down that day and see us too---we weren't there 5 minutes and here he came --great timing---Big ol orange jeep
Steves friend Barry went up to the beach house and got his truck and brought it down so we could unload the bikes and Mike could ride them up to the house---that was all deep,crazy sand --I let him be gallant and take mine--
he took his up first and the boys gave me this real cool kickstand pad -bait cutting board-kickstand pad---works!!!
Mike got the bikes parked under the house right along side some horse manure that had been left there....
more to come...