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Travel Blogs from Manteo
... We drove the Honda south to visit 3 lighthouses and see the lower part of the Outer Banks. Most lighthouses had Fresnel lenses when they were built. In 1822 a Frenchman named Augustin Fresnel invented the lens that looks like a giant bee hive with a light in the center. Some were as tall as 12 feet. Tests showed that an open flame lost nearly 97% of it's light, and a flame with reflectors behind it still lost 83% of it's light. The ...
... hear their "encouragement". Spend a good 2 hours here!
- Then head to Jockey’s Ridge State Park to hike the largest Sand Dunes on the East Coast. Really cool as it is always windy so they hang glide off the top of it at 500 ft!
- Then stock up some groceries and back to campsite.
- Head to the beach and waves are ...
... jerry rig a boat battery into my car i thought. All i want is to pry these two old guys off my car and jump the battery as i had originally planned. Worse case i would call AAA. Finally John and Kenneth allowed me to jump the car. And guess what it worked. So much for old mechanics, I am the nuts. We set off with Kenneth's warning in my ear that our battery was no good and we should replace it immediately. Yeah right old man, I thought. Later that day ...
... to grow everywhere and over everything.
We had booked a ferry crossing to the Outer Banks – as the name implies this is a series of islands/spits of land off the East coast of the mainland. At this time of year it's all quite desolate but in the Season it offers beautiful beaches and family fun. For us, seeing it in spring was perfect – peaceful and a comfortable isolation. A couple of little bits of unexpected excitement came when we rang ...
... a Scotsman, named Henry Campbell, made a nail for Lynnie and showed us his skills with forging and use of the Spring Pole Lathe. The bent limb was a sort of spring that returned the treadle after each movement. Later, an authentic Irishman, named Jack, and from Dublin, had a grand visit with Lynnie. He's a retired Ph.D., who wanted to stay involved in life and now works here. Both men were quite gregarious and taught us much about ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking