Hatteras Island Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHatteras Island Inn Buxton
The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. they recommended a restaurant just next door (name escapes me but the food was unforgettable).
I would gladly stay here again and recommend it to anyone going to the lighthouse for a visit as it is just around the corner from it.
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... and kite surfers, revelling in the increasingly strong winds and lumpy seas.
The Hatteras Lighthouse has an interesting history. Built 125 years ago and shifted in 1999 when it was becoming increasingly threatened by the encroaching seas. Quite an exercise in ingenuity.
Our room for the night was a highlight. Brian had his Nights of Rodanthe moment as we fell asleep to the sounds of crashing waves and gale force winds.
... 1948 due to the War. The National Park Service leased the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to the Coast Guard so operations could resume. This resulted in the light being moved from the steel tower back to the lighthouse, and has beamed its light from there ever since. The steel tower was dismantled at that time.
In the mid-1980s, heated discussions had begun over whether to move the lighthouse to a new location. Finally a decision was made to move ...
... we felt safe. however , it rained for the next 48 hours so we spent a couple of days in the rig. on the third day, we dried out. randi went to te laudromat, and i took everything outside to dry off, including our foam mattress cover. and we did learn that the road from hatteras back up north was closed after we got across it.
so now we are ready to move back onto the mainland and continue southward.
A nice drive down to Hatteras Island, we stopped along the way, HWY 12 runs along a thin stretch of sand, which is seperated from the mainland by miles of ocean. We stopped at the National Park Kitty Hawk. This is the area that the Wrights Brothers flew their first powered air flight back in 1903. ( a whole 800ft of powered flight) We arrived at our hotel around 3 pm a beautiful sunny day so we headed off to the beach at Hatteras. We played in the surf for ...
... into the trench himself to fully expose it. The self-narration was wonderful, the excitement intense......what could it be? First it was an English penny.........then Byzantine........then Venetian. Ignoring as too ridiculous suggestions that it could be Amharic script with a portrait of Haille Selassie and the Lion of Ethiopia, the agony continued......until someone suggested that the date might be significant. April ...