Travel Blogs from Manteo
1st days proper ride.
Great to spend the time with the guys from PFUSA and sad to go but excited to get on the first proper ride.
A super 450 mile ride today sees us in North Carolina on the east coast.
Some great Tarmac roads through the blue Ridge mountains of Virginia and then in to North Carolina.
Its a big …
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... balls. It had a kitchen, living room, King and Queen bedroom. We would play the Sachs one last time at crazy golf to decide who got the King room. We lost that game of course (4-1 is the current Sach vs Marshmeier mini golf score).
Spent the evening cooking up some delicious meals and enjoying the ocean view. Man it is so good to have a full kitchen after two months on the road (Garlic bread anyone?).
The night ended on a low note as ...
... arrived and Elizabethian formal gardens. Houses are painted with pastel colors with white trim, are built up on stilts (to prevent flooding during hurricane season), are mostly 3 stories, and very large. Lots of undeveloped beach with high sand dunes. Eating lots of seafood--oysters, shrimp, crab etc Yum! Weather is perfect--high ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services