Cape Hatteras Motel
Travel Blogs from Buxton
... Sand Plows to keep roads clear!!
Get to the campsite we picked in Frisco and setup just in time for the rain to REALLY start up.. It Pours for 5 hours solid and once again we are flooded in our campsite, no literally we are now camped in a lake (see pics), Luckily the outlook is better for tomorrow so we clean house and watch TV.
Hoping for a nicer day tomorrow so we can explore as this looks like a real nice campground and area!
... should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England....' ~ Rupert Broke
Made a quick stop for some pics at the Ocracoke lighthouse then on towards the ferry to Hatteras.
... of hours ( me petrified of the waves, David in his glory) so I held on tight to him.....we had a lot of fun. Laid on the beach watching little Soldier crabs come and go, before heading to the Buxton Lighthouse, which had a small area cordoned off for turtle nesting. Hopefully come back later at night to see if there is any activity. Back to the hotel and we walked across the road to the Diamond Shoals Seafood restaurant... very nice food ... Too much to ...
The ground here is pure sand, so it isn't a physical challenge to excavate, but is a technical nightmare. We've had some superb finds, which may well rewrite the story of the first settlers in N America. Behind the project is a 400 year old mystery - what happened to The Lost Colony of 1585? Many people with too much time on their hands have spent longer than healthy pursuing pet theories. The result of too much enthusiasm and not enough scholarship is an assortment ...
... 7.5 seconds, to let boats know that this is Cape Hatteras! You learn something new every day!
I really wish that the light house were open so that we could have walked to the top and seen the Atlantic Ocean from such a great view point, but because it is off season we were unable to.
This was just the beginning of our day.... many more photographs and stories to come!