Sunday, April 12, 2009

OBX = Roanoke, Bodie, Hatteras, Ocracoke & Cedar Islands in 24 hours

As promised in my blog back in February, I did make it to the coast, only not in winter. Daniel and I took off Friday evening, spent the night in Rocky Mount and hit Roanoke Island by about 9:45 AM on Saturday. We took tons of pictures, explored light houses, ate at local haunts (I recommend the Froggy Dog Cafe in Avon, NC for lunch - I had the Froggy's revenge). We rode the ferries from Hatteras to Ocracoke and then to Cedar Island. Lots of good shots for the "Where does this lead you" series and just some good landscapes of the dunes and whatnot. I really think everyone should take a weekend and make this drive, you will not be disappointed. It was wonderful to see so many large sections of the coast undeveloped. I expect much of the thanks for that belongs to the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Anyway, I am planning on making the trip again, but scheduling in about four days so we may take our time.

Click here to see the slide show of all my pictures from the coast set to music.

1 comment:

Yarddawg said...

I too was in eastern NC for the weekend. Took in one baseball game in Kinston with the kids. The Indians played the W-S Dash on opening night in historic Grainger Stadium which turns 60 years old this year. Side note I graduated from high school at Grainger Stadium.
Night two found us in Greenville,NC for opening night of a three day home stand of ECU vs. Rice (currently ranked the number one college team in the nation in some polls).

I also had a strain of revenge of some sort likely caused by over indulgence of ballpark food.

On the way back home we made a pit stop in (no kidding) Lizard Lick, NC. I'll send evidence.

Happy Easter!