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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday Mug Shot (On Tuesday)

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Buxton, NC

Where did we leave off last Monday? I found one of the cool trends when we visited the Outer Banks was being able to get mugs as a “set.” I only have the two, the Wright Brothers Monument and this one, but I think it’s pretty cool that they match.

When the sun beckoned us, we headed south to Cape Hatteras Light. It was a really nice drive as the brighter sun in the distance was like a beacon. We stopped at Bodie Island, where the lighthouse was surrounded by scaffolding as it was being restored. That was a bit of a bummer, but we got some photos anyway; a record of that moment in time. Then it was off to Hatteras.

Bodie Island

The Cape Hatteras lighthouse can be seen from the road going in. It’s very distinct and I liken it to the Mackinaw Bridge in that there is anticipation as you watch it get closer and closer.

I mentioned before that David climbed the steps to the top of Hatteras Light.

After Hatteras we drove back up to Duck with a stop for our nice dinner of the trip on the way.

The next morning we were going to check out the fishing pier where Pop, Dave and Rina were fishing. My family wakes up a few hours later than David and I usually do on vacation, so we left early to see the Currituck lighthouse in nearby Corolla. There is a nice park area around the lighthouse so we took a few different angles of photos. You can walk to the top of Currituck too, but David passed on the long walk up two days in a row.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

We met up with the rest of the family at the fishing pier where they’d “caught dinner” and I got to see dolphins playing near the beach! VERY cool!

Our couple of days in the Outer Banks was pretty cool. I wouldn’t mind going back one day to see the other lighthouses and the wild horses. I think to go out to the wild horses areas with one of those beach wheelchairs might be fun. But we’ll be visiting the ocean again in the fall! It’s not so much the heat as it was that in the summer there are so many haze and morning clouds that for three mornings, we never saw the sunrise, my favorite part of being by the Atlantic Ocean. I want to go back sometime…in November!


Red said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. Love the photos, especially of the dolphins!

Edna B said...

I'm enjoying your photos too, especially the last two. I love nature photography. I miss my "point the car and drive" trips. One day though, we'll see. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.