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Old 12-23-2016, 02:29 PM   #21
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Great pics Pilou. Please don't take this as an insult, but when I saw the two displays on the dash of the car I thought "what's next? radar for a car?" and imagined a radar dome sitting atop of the car roof.
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Don't worry at all, no insult, your post was funny ! No radar dome yet, no AIS transponder also on my Avis rental car (so far ).

Since I was traveling alone there, 2 GPS with different road maps providers (TomTom & Garmin) were much more secure in my opinion, not in the Outer Banks where it's impossible to get lost (Highway # 12 if I remember well, all straight), but later from SC to FL both GPS were a good help. my TomTom has traffic and text to speech as well, Garmin is very good for hotels & restaurants, etc...

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Old 12-23-2016, 02:57 PM   #22
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On your way South to Cap Canaveral, don't miss a stop at American Police Hall of Frame & Museum in Titusville FL which is really great, in the museum there is a shooting training center for police officers & visitors as well, I had a fun experience shooting different guns with a very nice instructor.

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Old 12-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #23
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In the same building (American Police Hall of Frame & Museum, Titusville FL) there is also an inexpensive helicopter tour service to fly over the area, something stunning to not miss, in my opinion.
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:30 PM   #24
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There are a lot of great suggestions, but Pilou nailed it. Only the ferry is the Ocracoke to Cedar Island ferry. Then drive to Beaufort, NC. (that's pronounced Bowfort. The same name proununced Bufort is in SC).

Also, if you haven't done it take US 13 down the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Then head to the Outer Banks without interstates. If there is time stop in New Castle, DE, George Town, Chestertown, Easton, St. Michaels, Crisfield, and Onancock MD. All small towns with great local seafood.

Then enjoy the remoteness of the Outer Banks. It can sometimes look pretty desolate out there this time of year, but I like that. Stop by the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. There will be 2 ferries to get South. The drive from Cedar Island is long seeming, but you will pass through Sea Level, and if you have time to stop by Harkers Island you can see the cradle of the origin of the famous NC fishing boats with the flaired bows. The Rose Brothers, Guthries, Willis and Harkers were great boat builders. Beaufort is a great stop on the ICW.

Or if you are looking for something different, drive down I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley. Lot's of small towns down that way. With 2 weeks there are a lot of options.
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There are a lot of great suggestions, but Pilou nailed it. Only the ferry is the Ocracoke to Cedar Island ferry. Then drive to Beaufort, NC. (that's pronounced Bowfort. The same name proununced Bufort is in SC).

Also, if you haven't done it take US 13 down the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Then head to the Outer Banks without interstates. If there is time stop in New Castle, DE, George Town, Chestertown, Easton, St. Michaels, Crisfield, and Onancock MD. All small towns with great local seafood.

Then enjoy the remoteness of the Outer Banks. It can sometimes look pretty desolate out there this time of year, but I like that. Stop by the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. There will be 2 ferries to get South. The drive from Cedar Island is long seeming, but you will pass through Sea Level, and if you have time to stop by Harkers Island you can see the cradle of the origin of the famous NC fishing boats with the flaired bows. The Rose Brothers, Guthries, Willis and Harkers were great boat builders. Beaufort is a great stop on the ICW.

Or if you are looking for something different, drive down I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley. Lot's of small towns down that way. With 2 weeks there are a lot of options.
Don, Oups ! Sorry for my mistake about Beaufort. So thank you for correcting that !

Outer Banks area is breathtaking, can't wait to come back there for one more time, hopefully to deep fishing.
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