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Hatteras Island Trip - Feb. 8-18

Hatteras Island Trip - Feb. 8-18




I flew into Norfolk late Thursday night, and drove down to Buxton Friday morning. Lucked out having beautiful weather for a drive. Drove straight to the lighthouse, then to Old Lighthouse Beach. Sunny and gorgeous out!




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Old Lighthouse Beach




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Stayed Soundside for the first time this weekend at the Inn on Pamlico Sound. Great views from my balcony! Very lovely place!




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Saturday, I went with my friends, Kim, Kevin and Jim, to walk the bridge. Of course, it was cold and the wind was brutal, but we bundled up and walked the entire length. Well, Kevin only cared about going to the top of the bridge, so he braved the harsh north wind and walked back to get the car at the north end while the rest of us walked across the entire span and Kev picked us up at the south end of the bridge. The views were just breathtaking! I’m so glad we got to do this! It was really an awesome adventure!




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Kevin, me and Kim at the top of the bridge.




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Kim shot this of me as a gust came through. Haha




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Kim and Kevin picked me up this morning and took me to the Point. Fish weren’t biting at all, so we looked for shells. It was chilly, but beautiful and nobody else around. I love it here off-season!




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Then, we drove to South Beach, where there were so many shells! No fish there either, so we spent a long time, hunting for treasures. We found sea glass, shells, a lighthouse brick and some really old wood.




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ahhhh.....looks like a perfect trip! I was trying to talk hubby into make the trip to walk the bridge but he had to work this weekend so no dice....ah well. I'll live vicariously through others!

Thanks for sharing your pics!


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Always love seeing your pix and hearing about your adventures, Jessica! smiley with shades Fish Rainbow


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Love your hat, especially the color! The pictures are great and those oodles of shells - wow! Clapping smiley

Jackie


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Hey, Jess....was it windy on that bridge? LOL
Great pics as usual. That shell bed is something!
Enjoy the rest of your visit to the utmost. Looking forward to your updates on your daily adventures.


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Glad you made it to the bridge. Looks like there was a decent crowd. Thanks for sharing the pics. Thumbs up


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Thank you for posting the bridge pictures.
We hope to make it down in about 2 weeks..


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Thanks, everyone! Overcast and rainy today, but it’s given me a chance to slow down the pace a bit. I checked into my rental house yesterday. Not oceanfront, but still a nice view of the ocean, and most importantly (to me) a bedroom facing the lighthouse so I can watch it sweep across at night from bed. I headed to the beach for a bit this morning before the rain started. It was overcast, but I love the colors on an overcast day. The ocean is always pretty, regardless.




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Next to the jetty.




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Lucky you. Enjoy.


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...and most importantly (to me) a bedroom facing the lighthouse so I can watch it sweep across at night from bed...

jessicaboyd


You mean while its actually working, right? If i recall correctly the lighthouse always seems to break when you visit. Tounge smiley

Love seeing your pictures, keep them coming and have fun!


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Glad you made the trip. Have fun.


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Loved seeing your photos and hearing about your adventures. I've never thought about going in February .... it looks wonderful, though!

Y Cow


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February is a great time. Sure it can get cold and often there's a breeze (sometimes more) but if you're from the north, it is quite nice. Two days ago it was shorts weather...today rainy and chilly..., though truth be told I did not go on to the beach today.

Jessica always has good stories to tell and very nice photos to illustrate. Thumbs up


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Great to see you back on HI. Hope you have a wonderful stay. Starting the trip with the new bridge walk sure made for special memories. Good for you and all those that posted pics of the event. Seeing the photos from up high on the new span has taken away some of my anxiety about driving across the inlet when that time comes. Enjoy yourself. Thanks for your report and pics. Stay warm and cozy.


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...and most importantly (to me) a bedroom facing the lighthouse so I can watch it sweep across at night from bed...

jessicaboyd


You mean while its actually working, right? If i recall correctly the lighthouse always seems to break when you visit. Tounge smiley

Love seeing your pictures, keep them coming and have fun!

MikeD84


Haha yes! It quit working on all three of my trips last year! My friends here keep expecting it stop working this time, too. I told them I’ll try really hard not to break it while I’m here. Thankfully, it’s still working so far! smiley


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