Cameron House Inn
Travel Blogs from Manteo
... to see the third light. North Carolina Ferry System operates the ferries and there is no charge to ride from Hatteras Point to Ocracoke. This is North Carolinas oldest operating light, it stands 75 feet tall, and was built in 1823. It had a 4th order Fresnel lens, and is a harbor light.
We start heading west on Wednesday, going to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. See you there.
And the adventure continues,
... so we head into the surf for some cooling fun! It is 82 today so the water feels good! Still some good sized waves that knock us around! Lots of fun!
- Back to campsite where we talk to 2 separate guys who are camping from the east coast! Interesting conversations!
Busy and good day! Tomorrow we head further south but still on Outer ...
Good morning Oregon Inlet. The sun is shining the wind has subsided and i have had a great nights sleep. Today was sure to be a good one.
Packed up our tents in record time and after saying farewell to our new friends John, Janet and Anna we were ready to hit the road in search of knowledge at the Wrights Brother national monument. The home of the first recorded powered flight for those of you not in the know.
Jumped in our car "Old ...
... I cannot work out if it is generally poor or simply the standard way of life.
Most of the prefab houses are quite large and have a couple of nice cars outside.
but the majority also have a scrap 1980s Chevy rotting in the garden.
Bizarre, it seems that when they stop working the cars are just left in the garden forever.
Every house has a porch and a rocking chair. It is a stereotype but so true.
Off to outer banks and cape Hatteras in the morning.
... flight. The ‘flight’ was 12 seconds and occurred on Dec 17th, 1903. A memorial to them and their history is all there to be seen and we promised ourselves that we’d visit the actual Aircraft in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington in the coming weeks.
We enjoyed the Outer Banks - sunshine, beaches, stilt houses, azaleas, wisteria, Osprey and Egrets and so much of it to ourselves. We were sure we’d chosen a great time of ...