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Filling in the Blank

Just got back from a lighthouse trip? Have you just finished photographing every aspect of one lighthouse? Post the pictures here! Lighthouse-related photos are also welcome.

Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:17 am


Several years ago (I think in '01) I had this picture frame and matt made so that I could put a photo of each of the NC lights in it. Well, that was before I knew about Roanoke River and Price's Creek, but oh well, just coastal towers works too.

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Anyway, all that time Cape Lookout has been missing. With a bit of luck and good weather on Saturday I will finally be able to fill in the blank. I am so excited about going. We leave this evening for Morehead City.

Keep your fingers crossed for us, and I hope everyone has a good weekend.
Stephen

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Postby shirin » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:38 am


Hope you have a wonderful time and a great shot to fill in that blank space! In my opinion, I think you've saved one of the best for last!
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Postby vacastle » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:02 am


Stephen, you are in for a true lighthousing treat. It will be our treat to see your photos when you return.

If I can offer one tiny tip...
Take a few plastic bags...the grocery store type. They come in handy for protecting your camera equipment on the skiff over and back, and, the beach side is famous for finding beautiful whole conch shells. One shell won't be enough. You'll need a bag to collect a few.

Wishing you good weather and a wonderful trip!

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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:33 am


Have a great weekend! I hope that you have nice weather
to work with, Stephen! [-o<

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Postby Hersh » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:53 pm


That's a light I'd like to see myself, Stephen. I wish you fair skies and calm waters.
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:59 pm


Watch out for those wild cows of the Shackleford Banks ...

Please take some beach erosion shots ... it was encroaching badly in the fall of 2004 ... been wondering about the "progress" up the beach

Have a great time ... its worth the wait
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Postby Biggy » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:29 pm


Hope you get to fill in that blank, Stephen. I'll be following you there to hopefully fill in a few blanks of my own! LOL ... Only thing is, I will be there Thursday and Friday of next week. It's a shame I'm going to miss you this time around. Enjoy!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:22 am


Watch out for those wild cows of the Shackleford Banks ...

=)) Oh, Ross................. :wink:

Stephen, you'll get a lot more from that trip than just photos..........the memories will be with you for a lifetime!
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:45 pm


Well, the memories, we did come home with some good ones. Now the photos, well, I am disappointed to report that the ones that we came home with do not contain ANY lighthouses or horses.

That stupid weather system that blew through the area Friday night brought with it 30 knot winds and rough “seas” that kept all the ferryboats from running to the islands yesterday. The major disappointment was that the company that we booked our trip with didn’t have the courtesy to give us a call and tell us that they were not running yesterday. We found out after we had gotten up at 5:30 in the morning, gotten ready, packed a pick nick lunch and drove an hour, only to get bad news. Understanding that the weather was not the best (the ferry company can’t control the weather), the main issue I had was that they didn’t give us a cancellation call, especially after I had given him my number twice!

We did however see the light from across the sound, visit the visitor center, did lots of shopping and eating, visited Fort Macon and had a good time with our friends.

Not being able to get out to the cape, I can tell you that we will be making a return trip very soon, even if it is one of our infamous over night trips.

Thanks for the well wishes for our trip.

I guess the blank will still be there for a bit longer.
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Postby shirin » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:48 am


Sometimes getting there is at least half of the fun anyway. So now, when you finally get out to the light you'll have more of a journey to add to your memories of the trip that gets you out there. Hope your next trip is soon!
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Postby vacastle » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:08 am


I hope your next trip is soon too, Stephen. Shirin said it right...it will add to your journey and to your memories.

What is it they say up in Maine? Something like "You can't get there from here"? Cape Lookout is much like that. The area around Harkers Island is even called "Down East".

I expect most of us who have been over to the lighthouse have experienced the no ferries running - rough "seas" at least once. So once there, Cape Lookout becomes a memory of a lifetime.

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Postby bert911 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:17 am


Stephen ~

Sorry the weather didn't cooperate with you:-(

What was the old catch phrase - ANTICIPATION

Grover1 wrote:Please take some beach erosion shots ... it was encroaching badly in the fall of 2004 ... been wondering about the "progress" up the beach



Grover ~

I was at Lookout in May 06, and here is one picture from the gallery that shows some of the beach renourishment that had been going on. Since this was my first time there, I didn't see the "before" version, but was told that the beach is pretty much all new.

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Hope this answers your question

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:01 am


Bert ... thanks for the shots ...

Since towers and I have a mutual respect and a mutual disconnect, here's two shots from my trip ... the first is the deceptive one, from "up" the beach ... the second one was actually taken first, on the approach to the island ... the sandbags speak for themselves ...

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Postby vacastle » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:01 am


Barry, your photos are of the sound side. A hurricane the year you were there, had destroyed a large structure that sat about where the sandbags are in your photo. It was a mostly open shed like structure if memory serves me. The beach was badly eroded at that time.

My last trip over to Cape Lookout was the end of October, '05. Both the soundside and the ocean side beaches looked really good then. Made me want to linger a lot longer...

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