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Weeks on Road: 23wks
Travel by Motohome: 14,747km
Travel by Car: 6,766km
# of States Travelled todate: 10 of 22
Campground: Camp Hatteras
Dates: Nov 6 - 8, 2014
After a rainy start to the day we had a good drive down to Cape Hatteras. We stopped at a roadside market & found one of those gems you just love! Full of quirky stuff like an old 1954 Chevy & recycled metal bird houses ...
... called Sundrop (a variation of a citrus soda-sort of like Mountain Des) and Cheerywine 1917 (a cherry soda). All was very good and we packed up the left overs to take with us and headed further down the road.
There is a road called Whalebone Junction that tempted us. It would take us off the outer banks and back to Roanoke Island and then to the mainland. It was tempting because Island has Fort Raleigh ...
... in the background, this made for the perfect photo opportunity. We got many pictures of her at different angles and then headed back to the car. As we were heading back, I jokingly said that I don’t think I could be more surprised if a tiger jumped out from behind the dunes. This beautiful owl was much further south than they normally migrate and being able to see her was a ...
... and Native American pottery and lots of animal bones. Also some copper, clay pipes, arrow heads and a trading token from Germany (1611). The second week we moved to Buxton where the dig was and met up with friends Val, Paul and their sons Peter and Tom and another family called Kris, Craig, Finn Evan and Owen. Peter Owen Alicia and I shared a ...
Monday morning found us on site, amongst aged oaks on a bulge at the Southern end of the island. This is the point where the Atlantic and Gulf currents meet which means rich fisheries, a strategically placed safe-haven and crucially, a stable piece of ground. Drake used it as a base to annoy Spanish galleons returning home with gold and Blackbeard used it as a base to annoy the Caribbean. He ...