NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) -- Visitors to the North Carolina coast are casting a wary eye on Hurricane Sandy, although some continue to cast a line into the churning waters.

Warren Ellis was stranded on an uninhabited Outer Banks island during his annual fishing trip because conditions prevented the ferry from carrying him inland. While he decided to ride out the storm in his camper, his father took his larger camper off Portsmouth Island and retreated to the Coast Guard station at Cape Hatteras.

The younger Ellis said he would turn his camper into the wind as the direction changed, thinking the fishing will improve after the storm passes.

The 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center said tropical storm-force winds were approaching the North Carolina coast. A tropical storm warning was in effect.

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