I previously mentioned that OcracokeÂ has a beautiful little harbor in the center of town called "Silver Lake". The hotel where we stayed had a view ofÂ Silver Lake Harbor, and and each morning we could sit outside, Â sip our coffeeÂ and enjoyÂ the peaceful relaxed beauty of scenes like this one:
The only morning activity we saw was that of people strolling near the water, andÂ fishermen quietly preparing their boats for the day's outing. But at one time this area was harassed by the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard. Blackbeard wreaked havoc all up and down the east coast and into the Caribbean. But his reign of terror was brought to an end when he was finally caught near Ocracoke by the British Navy in 1718.