Cape Hatteras, North Carolina 11/20/2013

NOVEMBER 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Got up and discovered it was sunny outside. Looked lovely. Michael wanted to blow the dust out of our hair so we got dressed and moving. First stop – Duck Donuts. Had to have them one more time before we leave. They are soooo good and soooo bad for us. Michael and I even broke down and got some coffee and were both surprised that it didn’t taste as good as we remembered.

Donut master at Duck donuts.  I think the batter is mostly butter, with lots of sugar and a dash of flour.

Donut master at Duck donuts. I think the batter is mostly butter, with lots of sugar and a dash of flour.

After breakfast, Michael and I decided to go to the Visitor’s Center and see what all there was to do here. Lexi decided to stay in her home. Once we talked to the people in the Visitor’s Center, we decided to go for it and go to Cape Hatteras Light Station. We were almost there the other day but stopped about twenty miles shy. (It’s about an hour and a half drive.) It was really windy and was weird to see the sand blowing like snow across the road. Also, strange to see the sand plows instead of snow plows. 

Visitor's Center in Kitty Hawk.  A very nice one with two well informed docents inside.

Visitor’s Center in Kitty Hawk. A very nice one with two well informed docents inside.

Sand blowing like snow.

Sand blowing like snow.

 

Sand plow acting like a snow plow.

Sand plow acting like a snow plow.

We stopped at a turnout and watched a person kite surfing. It was really amazing in that there were lots of white caps and he was flying about twenty feet into the air. He was good. I’d be afraid I’d end up out in the ocean and couldn’t find my way back to land.

A fellow working the wind and waves really well.

A fellow working the wind and waves really well.

He would do a circle 8 and on the upwind side be raised about 20 feet into he air.  Looked like great fun, for my 23 year old son.

He would do a circle 8 and on the upwind side be raised about 20 feet into he air. Looked like great fun, for my 23 year old son.

We drove to the end of the road, past the lighthouse, then started back North. While driving to the Cape Hatteras Light Station we saw an “alien house” that I thought Michael would like. He said it wasn’t his idea of his dream home. 

Hatteras water tank.  I will now watch with new interest any unusual weather at Cape Hatteras.

Hatteras water tank. I will now watch with new interest any unusual weather at Cape Hatteras.

They built observation decks for each unit.  We found it architecturally interesting.

They built observation decks for each unit. We found it architecturally interesting.

Interesting.

Interesting.

Once at the Cape Hatteras Light Station we got out and took pictures. The fog was moving in quickly and the temperature was starting to drop. It is a lovely light house. Would have loved to have been able to climb to the top but they close them down during the slow season. We got to climb the one in Corolla only because it’s privately owned.

Cape Hatteras Light Station.

Cape Hatteras Light Station.

Pretty woman, hiding from the sun light behind a lighthouse.

Pretty woman, hiding from the sun light behind a lighthouse.

Beautiful water views everywhere.

Beautiful water views everywhere.

 

Beastie at the beach.

Beastie at the beach.

On the drive home we stopped at the Walmart to get the fixings for a chicken salad Michael is making. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

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