On our fourth day of vacation (Tuesday, September 18) Bob and I went to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Dare County Mainland only a few miles from Roanoke Island.
Map obtained from Fish & Wildlife Service website
We had hoped to see a bear. All we saw was a turtle crossing the road, one great blue heron and lots of butterflies. Bob enjoyed the off-road driving. We decided to make our way back to U.S. Route 64 when we had no signal on our cell phones and the GPS didn’t show us on a road. What “roads” we did travel and were on the GPS looked like tractor routes through a hayfield!
By the way, there are alligators in this wildlife refuge. I saw photographs of them on the Internet. We didn’t see an alligator in person though.