Sweeping, deserted beaches, towering sand dunes, some of the coolest lighthouses I’ve ever seen … yes, you could say I love Cape Hatteras National Seashore! Being camped in Oregon Inlet Campground literally a dune from the beach is pretty awesome in itself. I’ll link posts below as I have time to write them … first we have to enjoy this place!
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Blog Posts – click on the title to be taken to the post … enjoy!
First Things First. Even if we think we know everything we want to see or do in an area, we ALWAYS stop at the visitor center. The time spent usually results in finding out something we didn’t know … which often turns out to be a highlight of the trip.
First Flight: The Photo That Almost Wasn’t. On that fateful six degree December morning in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright realized they had forgotten one important part of their First Flight experiment. There was no one to take a photo documenting if the plane actually flew…
Bodie Island Lighthouse Don’t miss the chance to climb the 214 stairs and see the lighthouse that a flock of geese damaged just a couple of weeks before it was first lit in 1872! Oh, and stay off the grass. The sign says “Snake Habitat” but I think they’re just trying to keep us off the grass. Guess what! It worked!
Toes in the Sand: Oregon Inlet Campground Windswept sand dune campground, where we walked out our door onto a footpath leading over the dunes and onto the beach. The music of ocean waves crashing just over the dunes accompanied our camp set up.