I took these photographs December 2013. We decided to take the week before Christmas and decompress. Ocrakoke Island is very desolate in the Winter and so perfect for mental unwinding. You have to arrive by Ferry which adds a bit of special allure… My family found the most adorable bungalow . Much wine and book pages were consumed that week. Sometimes busy crowds of people does not lend itself to powers of recuperation.. I highly recommend vacationing in the winter here for a bit of charging the tired batteries.