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Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is an island 25.6 km long and about 3.2 km wide. The community of Ocracoke is located at the south end of the island and surrounds Silver Lake. Wild ponies and Blackbeard the pirate are the lore of this island.

How many different distinct barrier island characteristics can you identify in these photos and panoramas?

Panorama taken at Ocracoke primary dune (585 K)

Panorama taken on Hammocks Hill trail (564 K)

Panorama 1 taken in Hammocks Hill marsh (580 K)

Panorama 2 taken in Hammocks Hill marsh (528 K)

Panorama taken at Ocracoke Pony Pasture (608 K)

The beach photographs were taken at:
35 07' 29 N, 75 55' 12 W

The Hammocks Hill trail photographs and panorama were taken at:
35 07' 37 N, 75 55' 22 W

The Hammocks Hill marsh photographs and panoramas were taken at:
35 07' 49 N, 75 55' 20 W

The Ocracoke Pony Pasture panorama was taken at:
35 08' 52 N, 75 52' 17 W

Click on a thumbnail photo to view a full screen image.

beach dunes beach beach

beach Silver Lake harbor Ocracoke Lighthouse marsh view

sound side Hammock Hill dune Hammock Hill marsh Hammock Hill


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