Ever just need to get away? DirtMan and I did, and it was wonderful. We stopped a few times for photogenic purposes on our way to our weekend destination, Ocracoke Island. Weather was perfect, moderate with a gentle breeze and gorgeous clouds for photography. We dug our toes into some cool damp sand and got splashed by some wild waves. All was good; the water and the breeze were refreshing. We took our bikes along to do some exploring. We shopped and checked out some restaurants as well. We even got to enjoy a free Motown concert from the condo deck! We were able to appease our fun and adventuresome side while relaxing our bodies and souls. We now understand the term “Ocracoma”. I had a hard time choosing only a few photos…hope you enjoy them.
Our first stop was Bodie Lighthouse. This also happened to be the stop for 100 bicyclists participating in the “mountains to coast” ride.
Another shot of Bodie
Trail at Bodie for viewing the wetlands, waterfowl, and rear of Bodie
It was a glorious day for clouds.
Surf’s up and the birds are feasting!
Fishing Pier at Avon
Fishing pier at Frisco which was damaged (and irreparable) in a hurricane a few years back.
View from the other side of the Frisco pier
Taken from the condo window
View from the condo
An Ocracoke sunset
As she slips away…
Sunset photo bomb by the Ocracoke ferry!
Is he chasing the sunset, too?
…and the lighthouse lights up.
Just an island view
Ocracoke Lighthouse in the daytime
From the other side of the island looking back at the condo
Another shot looking across the water
Grabbed a photo opportunity while waiting for the ferry home…love sea oats!
Made it back to Hatteras just in time for the sunset
Love this seascape at dusk
Love the colors here
…another day is done!
Bonus pic: This is the only night shot I took of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and it was taken with my cell phone.