So instead of recaps of each day, I’m going to do just a couple days of some of the highlights.
Today – the lighthouses we saw. Apparently there was one much farther south, but it would have taken several hours, by ferry, to get there. If you’re interested in the one we didn’t see, you can Google Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
We started at the north end of the islands, with the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The guys climbed this one; Princess & I hung out in the van as it was so windy outside!
|Loved the Instagram app on my phone, for this picture!|
In this lighthouse, we saw a plaque of the rations of food for the keeper – interesting!
We took a day (and ferries) to Ocracoke Island to see the Ocracoke Lighthouse. There was an ambulance on one of the ferries – hope they weren’t in a hurry; a 45-minute ride between the islands can’t be good for a patient! 😉
|Ocracoke in black & white|
|Ocracoke in color|
The kids had a great time at Hatteras, and the kids participated in the Junior Ranger Program – quite proud of themselves!
|Hatteras – looking quite majestic|
Each night, on our way back from wherever we had been for the day, we passed the Bodie Island Lighthouse. We saw it in bright sun, in rain, on extremely cloudy days, and visited on a windy day. So much history in each of these locations. The kids pondered the good & bad of being a lighthouse keeper.