Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Way out to the Outer Banks, NC

We had to cross over two long bridges to get to the Outer Banks - this was the first one...

...and this was the 2nd one - the white stripe there on the horizon are sand dunes

A friendly sign at the visitor center welcomes you to the Outer Banks

We had to make a quick decision - which way to chose :)

We entered the National Seashore Park on Cape Hatteras

We've visited the Bodie Island Lighthouse:

The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nag's Head, a few miles before Oregon Inlet. It is currently not climbable by the public, but plans are in place to make it safe for climbing.

I love this sometimes scurrilous but stunning architecture in these beach houses that you can see all over the island. And the cars are parked in the sand beside the street.

Hi my friends,

thanks for all your visit to my blog and all the wonderful comments. :)

We will be leaving tomorrow, heading back to the cool mountains of NC with a lot of fresher air than here on the beach...LOL.. is this a sign of getting older - or what...?...LOL... it's way to HOT for us here and the mosquitoes are eating me up like crazy - it's no fun....!

Stay with me.... see you there! :)


ann martin said...

Thank you for the chance to revisit the Outer Banks. We vacationed there often when I was a child and I have very fond memories of Cape Hatteris. I envy you spending the 4th of July weekend at one of my favorite spots in America.

DianeCA said...

Oh we used to travel to North Carolina every summer and these pictures bring back memories. Bridges and beaches don't change much over the years, you know.(I'm not THAT old you know)!

Anonymous said...

Your photos make me want to be there.

RennyBA said...

Everything looks so nice through your lens as you always has an eye for the beauty.

Of course I stay tuned!

widi said...

The architecture of houses is unique. Great photos.

The Retired One said...

Love this tour...looks like a place I'd really love to visit.


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