Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The House in the Dunes

We arrived today in a pretty fishing village in the Outer Banks, close to Nags Head, at the beautiful and HOT Atlantic Coast of North Carolina
(more pictures will follow).

The Outer Banks

is a 200-mile (320-km) long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, beginning in southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States. They cover approximately half the northern North Carolina coastline, separating the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Outer Banks is a major tourist destination and is known for its temperate climate and wide expanse of open beachfront. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds where visitors may camp.

The Wright brothers' first flight in a powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates the historic flights, and First Flight Airport is a small, general-aviation airfield located there.

The English Roanoke Colony—where the first person of English descent, Virginia Dare, was born on American soil - vanished from Roanoke Island in 1587. The Lost Colony, written and performed to commemorate the original colonists, is the longest running outdoor drama in the United States and its theater acts as a cultural focal point for much of the Outer Banks.

The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village near the United States Coast Guard facility and Hatteras ferry.

Hi my friends,

We made it! We arrived today in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

It was also a long dreamed dream of mine to see this pretty strings of narrow barrier islands, out in the Atlantic, many miles off the shores. I'm not sure if I can see the wild mustangs, they are located on another, separate island. It's not possible to drive there with our RV. But I have some shots made from some of the lighthouses here and I will show you them soon. I'm a big fan of lighthouses!

And of course, I'll watch out for "the message in a bottle" on the shores of the blue Atlantic... smile.... you never know... :)

I'm happy you liked my last post, your comments and compliments are very appreciated!

Stay with me, you'll don't regret :)


Anne Vis said...

Fantastic place, beautiful shot! It seems to be such a wonderful journey you are on! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love lighthouses too. Can't wait to see them. This photo looks peaceful.

kRiZ cPEc said...

I'm prepared to be blown away by the shots taken at the Outer Banks. :)

GMG said...

Hi Sue! So you're getting close to your home and must have thousands of pics of this wonderful trip!!

Blogtrotter is anticipating the 4th of July fireworks; but in a different country... ;) Have a great weekend (or vacation, should you have that chance...)!

virgo27 said...

great shots!! i remember going to nags head and kitty hawk years ago. i need to plan a trip there.

Anna said...

Susanne that is actually very nice photo, the amount of blue sky is actually adding nice perspective. Anna :)


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