This past week we did a tour of the lighthouses. We have seen and been to the top of the Hatteras lighthouse many times but it is always neat to see it again. We were here when the Hatteras light was moved 2900 feet away from the ocean in 1999. It is hard to believe that a 208" tower could be picked up and moved. We stopped again at the Bodie Island light and learned it is due for a major renovation that will allow the public to climb to the top. We also drove to Corolla to see the Currituck light which we have never visited. It is the exact design as Bodie Island with the the only difference being it is not painted. It is open to the public for climbing and you get a wonderful view of the area. It is unbelievable the development that has taken place along route 12 going north to Corolla. There wasn't even a paved road to the area until 1984. Now there are houses being built north of the pavement in an area where you need a four wheel drive. You can purchase a ten acre lot in this area for a mere $1,000,000 or so. Many of the houses in Duck and Corolla now sell for more then that. Driving through these towns at this time of year is very strange because there is no one staying in 90% of the houses. The weather until today continued to be above normal with highs in the 70's & 80's. We did have some rain but mostly at night. Today it is cooler (68) and very windy. The catching is still not very good. There was a fishing tournament with 300 participants and in the first two days only five fish were caught. This has not deterred the fisherman. We walked to Cape Point one day and vehicles where lined up side by side for over a mile.
"Z" IS FOR ZEBRAS (#AtoZChallenge)
3 hours ago