Ursula and I arrived in D.C. on Monday and from there, via rental car, drove west to the Shenandoah National Park. We only got about half way through before darkness fell and we were compelled to stop for the night in the town of Luray. Unfortunately, heavy rain and fog the next day precluded a safe continuation of the rest of Shenandoah, so we exited onto Interstate 81, and then Interstate 64 heading east.
The next morning we ferried over to Ocracoke Island. What a delightful place to spend a few hours and have a nice lunch along the Silver Lake Harbor, after the obligatory visit to the Ocracoke Lighthouse, of course.
Indeed, if lighthouses are your photographic “thing,” the Outer Banks is a place you need to most definitely sightsee. We visited four lighthouses altogether this trip, three of which you’ll see photographs shortly. I’m saving one lighthouse for another blog.
Meanwhile, interspersed among the shots that follow are photographs of the Ocracoke, Bodie Island, and the unbelievably tall Cape Hatteras Lighthouses. I’ll post pictures of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse at a later date.
One last teaser: Remember the 2008 Richard Gere/Diane Lane movie Nights in Rodanthe, based upon the Nicholas Sparks book of the same name? Recall that gorgeous house on the beach? You’ll see that house in one of the following shots as well.