What a difference a matter of hours can make in the weather! Woke up to blue skies and wind that wasn't nearly as bad as yesterday. The house is no longer shaking and creaking. Hard to believe that things seem so normal in my little piece of heaven when just a few miles up the road, they are as bad as they are.
After breakfast, I took a walk along the sound behind the house. The wind was chilly, but bearable. No real finds except for a beautiful piece of wood covered in barnacles which I will take home with me.
Another shot from yesterday of the sand patterns at the end of the walkway from the house to the sound.
Stopped at Diamond Shoals for a late lunch, but we got there at 2:30 to find they had closed at 2:00, so we went to Conner's and picked up a couple of sandwiches and sodas and headed to the lighthouse for a picnic. It's still a tad cold for that, but we soldiered through and went to the lighthouse beach to check out the ocean, which is still pretty angry! I've never seen the parking lot as empty as it was.
I guess I'm not as up on my lighthouse history as I thought I was because I don't know what this is. I was here in October of last year and this wasn't there. Did Riley uncover it?
After leaving the beach, I dropped my sister off at the house before driving into Hatteras Village. I went as far as Lee Robinson's and only saw a little standing water just before Durant's Station. Came back to the house and enjoyed some crockpot chicken after attempting a few sunset shots that didn't pan out. We don't really have any plans for tomorrow......or the rest of our time here. We'll just enjoy our sister time together and play it by ear. Catch y'all later!