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... Bogue Sound and the White Oak River.
We continue east along Bogue Sound through Morehead City, toward Beaufort -- named "Best Small Southern Town" by Southern Living magazine, and a "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" by American Style magazine. Beaufort has been the setting for several novels by native son Pat Conroy, and a popular filming location for major motion pictures, including "The Big Chill," "The Prince of Tides," "Forrest Gump," ...
... it was exhilarating!
In addition to the Lazer we had a great game of 3D mini golf in a space themed arena.
Headed off to our ferry at 20:30 and arrived just on time to get the 22:00 ferry, which was the last one to hop on without reservation.
This ferry ride was one of the most beautiful and exhilarating experiences of my life. In front of us, as we made our way south by sea with our car we witnessed one of earthed best shows.
Day Six - Virginia Beach,VA to Ocracoke Island, NC
Stats - 266 KM & 7 Hrs. in car. 3 hours driving, 1.5 hours on two different ferries, and waiting time.
Well, I'm sitting in a very drafty old beach hotel room right now so I don't know how long I'm going to last.
We were up and out early this morning, I was down on the beach in front ...
... This is the historical site of the first water rescue team in America (all black), predecessor of the modern Coast Guard. These teams would row a boat through the surf to save sailors whose ships had run afoul of the Outer Banks and its storms. Further along we stopped at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, over 200’ tall and with a light that could be seen twenty miles out to sea. This area is a virtual graveyard of sunken ...
Drove down the islands today to see Hatteras Lighthouse. This lighthouse is probably the best known lighthouse in the United States, possibly due to the fact that in 1999, they moved this lighthouse from about 100' from the sea to its current location of 1600' from the sea. Originally the lighthouse has stood that far from the sea but time and waves had put it in danger of being inundated and ruined. Luckily, the ...