Dec 20, 2019
Not sure if all of these photo are from the same year, but they’re all taken at the same place…Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We spent every summer there in my “formative years”, the last year being the year we got caught in Hurricane Bob (1991, if I remember correctly).
Most years, including the year we got caught in the hurricane, we were usually facing the other way in the camp ground. I have no idea what year this was…one of the later years. Could’ve been the year before the hurricane.
The photo above I know was taken during the year of the hurricane… whether it was before or after, I’m not sure. The water is rough! (Rougher than normal.) I’m sure it’s down near what they call The Point, near where the ferry’s dock. The ferry’s take people back and forth to Okracoke Island. Because of the hurricane and the rough waters, it’s highly unlikely that we were able to make it over to the island that year.
Buxton Lighthouse, before it was moved. As a little girl, I remember going up to the top. I must’ve only been two or three. There were steps missing and you couldn’t go out on the walkway at the top. It was actually getting dangerous at that point to go to the top. The next year we went down, no one was allowed in the light house.
It was moved about 20 years ago…give or take. They were scared that the ocean would take it. It is one of the world’s tallest brick lighthouses, standing at 208 feet tall! It’s beam reaches 20 miles into the ocean.
rainbow at the beach
ready to leave…with the camper hooked up to the truck, we were only a few inches shorter than a standard size tractor trailer. My dad is driving…
“First to the beach, last to leave” ~ unknown
(This was us!!)
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