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Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina Trip - Many Photos

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Postby vacastle » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:37 pm


I wanted to share some photos with you from the extended NC trip we took after the OBLHS Keeper's Weekend in October.

First stop, Ocracoke, and the very first time I've ever spent the night on the island. We could even see the light from the hotel balcony. There had been a heavy rain earlier in the day, and many of the streets were flooded, but only one was impassable and that was part of Howard Street. The remnants from the rain made for some interesting shots...
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More in next post.

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Postby vacastle » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:39 pm


We took the ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar Island and drove to Beaufort where we spent the night. The next morning, it was on to Harker's Island to catch a ferry (skiff) at Calico Jack's to Cape Lookout. This was the smoothest ride I've ever had to Cape Lookout, so I definitely recommend Calico Jack's!
This path also led to the beach where we did a little surf fishing thanks to some kind folks we met there, and where we found lots of whole large conch shells...
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This photo was taken from upstairs in the Keeper's Dwelling. This window would have been from the family's living room....
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The next area we headed for was Southport where we could stay and also visit Baldhead Island and the Oak Island Light at Caswell Beach.
The entrance to the USCG Station at Caswell Beach...
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This one was taken from the walkway built by the town of Caswell Beach which now owns the tower (USCG owns and maintains the light)...
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And one more post to follow.

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Postby vacastle » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:39 pm


Saturday was Bald Head Island Day, and we took the passenger ferry from Indigo Plantation over to the Island.
Taken from the chapel garden adjacent from the lighthouse...
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The general mode of transportation on Bald Head is by golf cart. Saw these guys and just had to take their photo...
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Saturday night from our balcony in Southport, we watched a magnificant sunset. What made it even better was the Oak Island Light (about dead center in the photo) flashing it's pattern at us. This was just the beginning of the sunset...
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I slept well that night, waking up periodically to make sure the light was still flashing :lol: (I could actually see it with out getting up!)


Then back to Richmond in time for Halloween!

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Postby Larry » Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:24 pm


LOOOOVE the Okracoke shots! Beautiful colors in the sky.
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Postby COTA » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:54 pm


Judy, love the 2nd and 3rd shots at Ocracoke! Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
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