Island Time

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.

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

Another shot of Bodie

Trail at Bodie for viewing the wetlands, waterfowl, and rear of Bodie

Trail at Bodie for viewing the wetlands, waterfowl, and rear of Bodie

It was a glorious day for clouds.

It was a glorious day for clouds.

Surf's up and the birds are feasting!

Surf’s up and the birds are feasting!

Fishing Pier at Avon

Fishing Pier at Avon

Fishing pier at Frisco which was damaged (and irreparable) in a hurricane a few years back.

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

View from the other side of the Frisco pier

Taken from the condo window

Taken from the condo window

View from the condo

View from the condo

An Ocracoke sunset

An Ocracoke sunset

As she slips away...

As she slips away…

Sunset photo bomb by the Ocracoke ferry!

Sunset photo bomb by the Ocracoke ferry!

Is he chasing the sunset, too?

Is he chasing the sunset, too?

...and the lighthouse lights up.

…and the lighthouse lights up.

Just an island view

Just an island view

Ocracoke Lighthouse in the daytime

Ocracoke Lighthouse in the daytime

From the other side of the island looking back at the condo

From the other side of the island looking back at the condo

Another shot looking across the water

Another shot looking across the water

Grabbed a photo opportunity while waiting for the ferry home...love sea oats!

Grabbed a photo opportunity while waiting for the ferry home…love sea oats!

Made it back to Hatteras just in time for the sunset

Made it back to Hatteras just in time for the sunset

Love this seascape at dusk

Love this seascape at dusk

Love the colors here

Love the colors here

...another day is done!

…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.

Bonus pic: This is the only night shot I took of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and it was taken with my cell phone.

36 thoughts on “Island Time

  1. Suzi, every single one of these shots is FAB!!! What gorgeous illustrations of your island adventure. Thanks for sharing. Brought back memories of our visit to Ocracoke.

  2. Suzi, each and everyone of these photographs are MAGNIFICENT!

    *thunderous applause*

    Especially loved the ones of the lighthouse, the pier, and the ones of the sunset.

    “Sunset photo bomb by the Ocracoke ferry!”

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I can tell, just from these images that you and Dirtman had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing!

    X

  3. How lucky you and Dirtman are to have gone to such a relaxing, picturesque place for your vacation! Every photo here is simply beautiful — the scenery and the colors are gorgeous. Now you’ve gone and made me want to get away, too!!

  4. I can see why you’d have trouble narrowing down the photos! From what you selected, it looks so peaceful- just beautiful! I love lighthouses…. we don’t see those in Arizona, haha!

  5. That surf looks a little angry…but those sunset shots are stunning! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing these island shots with us! I’m sure you’re all rested and recharged now, right? xo

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