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Our Outer Banks 2013 Vacation: Day 5

Bob and I visited two lighthouses on Thursday, September 19th.  Before sharing photographs from our visit to the lighthouses, though, I have to share these two sunrise pictures.

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What a gorgeous sunrise we had that morning.  I had never personally witnessed such a beautiful sunrise!

The first lighthouse we visited was Bodie Island Lighthouse.  This lighthouse was located only 2 miles from the beach house at which we were staying.  In fact we could see the lighthouse from the south side of our ocean-front deck.

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Bodie Island Lighthouse

We hadn’t seen Bodie Island Lighthouse since 2007.  Scaffolding covered the lighthouse during our Outer Banks vacation last year.  The lighthouse looks brand new.  A new-to-us boardwalk (the boardwalk was laid in 2009) provides great views of the lighthouse.

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E9193318 4x6Bob and I at overlook at end of boardwalk

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The second lighthouse that we visited was Currituck Lighthouse.  This lighthouse is located north of Nags Head, about an hour’s drive from where we were staying.

E9193332 4x6Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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After “lunch”, which was a peanut buster parfait at Dairy Queen, we stopped at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.  The park contains the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States.

E9193347 4x6A boardwalk is located near the parking lot.   Interpretive displays along the boardwalk offer information about the plants and animals in the area.  We walked to the end of the boardwalk, where we found a deck with a bench with a great view of the dunes.  From the deck there were steps that led to the sand.  Bob climbed the sand dune to Jockey’s Ridge, where he enjoyed a wonderful view of the surrounding area.

E9193346 4x6Bob walking to Jockey’s Ridge

jockey'sBob took this picture of the view from atop Jockey’s Ridge.

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Bob took this picture on his way back to the boardwalk.
See the deck in the distance?

I opened this blog post with two gorgeous sunrise pictures.  Not to be outdone, the moon put on a spectacular show in the evening!

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5 Responses to “Our Outer Banks 2013 Vacation: Day 5”

  1. Lorraina

    Your sunrises are absolutely magnificent! Well worth getting up early to witness. Moon is awesome as well.

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  2. Eileen

    Linda, I love the sunrise, beautiful captures! And the lighthouses are cool too. I believe I saw both of these during my trip to the Outer Banks. Such a neat place to visit, awesome photos.

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  3. Willard Hill

    An outstanding array of photos today. The sunrise ones are exceptional and I especially like the evening moon shot. You really captured the mood of the moment in that one. I enjoyed the other posts about your vacation as well.

    Reply

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