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.
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.
Charlie "Mac", the driver of the Ocracoke-Hatteras mail truck, boards the Hatteras Inlet ferry at the northern most tip of Ocracoke Island. He has some ten miles of sand dunes and beach to cross from Ocracoke village to the ferry.