More of the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Here a few more photos of our stay by the Outer Banks.

Cape Hatteras lighthouse.

One of my favorite places on the Outer Banks was the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. This historic light house still sends out a guiding beam to sailors at sea. However, it is not in the spot it stood in for decades. The shoreline was slowly creeping up on the lighthouse, and in the 1990s, it was decided that the structure should be relocated. They moved the entire tower, in one piece, 23 miles inland on a rail and cart system. It stands at the equivalent hight of a 12 story building. However, we weren’t able to climb to the top as the high winds at the time were too strong to allow for visitors to climb the tower. It was still a beautiful sight from the ground.

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