Monday, June 9, 2014

Lighthousing

I finally updated my lighthouse website. It's been a couple of years since I've had any lighthouses to add, and this year I've added four! I think I need to start planning my next one. Maybe Tybee Island?

Check out the new additions here.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse, North Carolina

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Outer Banks - 696 Steps and One Giant Hill

We got off to a late start leaving Norfolk. The skies were cloudy and gloomy but they were supposed to clear later in the afternoon so there didn’t seem to be a reason to rush. Plus, it gave us the chance to have a nice breakfast with Mary. After she left for work, we packed our bags into Mary’s little Honda and headed for the Outer Banks.

The drive took longer than we expected, especially those last 20 miles driving through Duck, which seemed to go on FOREVER. By the time we got to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, it was already 11:15 so we didn’t have much time for exploring. We bought our tickets to climb the lighthouse and started up the steps. Despite the clouds, the view from the top was beautiful. We could see all the way to Virginia to the north and the 1920’s era Whalehead Club below. The lighthouse itself was very pretty – a red brick tower with a Victorian lighthouse keeper’s house. One lighthouse down, two to go. :-)

Currituck Beach Lighthouse