The Hatteras Inlet ferry coming into the northern most tip of Ocracoke Island. Some ten miles of sand flats and dunes separate the ferry landing from the village of Ocracoke which is clustered around Silver Lake, an inlet from Pamlico Sound.
Sunday afternoon in the living room of Stacy Howard, a descendant of one of the first inhabitants of Ocracoke, with his daughter, a clerk for the Esso distributor, and his grandson. Mr. Howard is a fisherman.
Ocracoke bus backing off the Hatteras Inlet ferry. When word comes by the Coast Guard phone that there are too many islander for the mail truck to carry, Jack Williams, the bus driver gets his bus out and goes over for them. Sometimes its two or three weeks between trips for him.