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Dare County

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  • Day12

    3.1 Waves on the Outer Banks

    September 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    First day in Norfolk and immediately left to go to the beach house in Waves on the Outer Banks.
    Best weather I had there, ever. And this is my 6th, 7th, ... 8th time there? Not sure. But it was super cool. Also the company was quite enjoyable.

    However, the Outer Banks suffer from strong hurricanes and the rising tides. Luckily, our house is in third row and not at the ocean front, which makes it more protected.

    If you are interested, you can book the house here:
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  • Day51

    Drive to Nags Head North Carolina

    May 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Today was all about driving. The kids from the campsite next door finally woke up (as Brandon wanted to wake them up for a few hours) to say goodbye.

    We had a 4 hour drive from ashville to chapel hill and then another 3.5 hours or so to Nags head.

    While on our trip Bruce, josh's dad, asked us to chat with Bea. Bea is an American who is engaged to Josh's cousin Calvin, who lives in Canberra. Bea just happened to live in Chapel Hill, NC, halfway between Ashville and Nags Head. Bea and I organised to meet for an early dinner.

    From Ashville we planned on starting our day with a walk to a waterfall Elisa's mom suggested and we thought that would be great to tire the kids out but, as we got to the parking lot of the walk,.Inara was already asleep.

    We made it to Chapel Hill a few hours earlier than planned and had a lunch with Bea rather than a dinner. She took us to a old style pharmacy which has a diner in it and a confectionary store. To enjoy the interesting old fashioned store we all had milkshakes. After lunch we had a walk around North Carolina University campus, with old heritage buildings, big old trees and lots of squirrels.

    The kids were great on the drive and was our longest of the trip. We made it to Nags Head about 8pm, 2nd to arrive. Elisa 's mom and husband made it a just a couple hours earlier.
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  • Day10

    Mad Hatteras

    May 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Driving down the outer banks today to our next camp site in Ocracoke. Memorial Day weekend so weve had to be organised for a change and actually book somewhere!

    Took a crazy little ferry half way down the banks - only looked like a mile on the map but took over an hour as we winded our way past all the sandbanks. Check out the wobbly Elvis on the dash (perfect pressie Claire ☺️).

    Spent the last few hours of glorious sunshine on the beach learning how to fly our stunt kite (I don't remember kites being so much fun!)
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  • Day8

    Wright Brothers National Memorial

    May 24, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    As a kid I was a bit fascinated with early flight and I wasn't going to pass up on a chance to visit Kitty Hawk.

    What's most amazing is that 66 years after flying 852 feet is that we put a man on the moon (with a big of the original plane in his pocket).

    Spent the rest of the day lazing around on the beach and pimping put Elvis with a new stereo (we now get more than one radio station, although they are all playing country music!)Read more

  • Day9

    Alligator River

    May 25, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Another run along the beach followed busy a quick dip to cool down then the inaugural outing of our inflatable kayak at Alligator River. Fortunately the closest we got to one was a pair of eyes disappearing under the surface.

    Visited the lost colony - Walter Raleigh's first settlers. As you can guess from the title things didn't go so well for them. The first 'American' baby was born there, appropriately called Virginia Dare.

    Checked out the beach but the pesky bitey flies took the edge of it. Ended up chillaxing back at camp and settling in to watch the first Game of Thrones (only 6 series to go...) As you can see from the photo, it's pretty comfy back there with a king size bed that we leave up as we lazy!
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  • Day18


    January 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    Winding down the obx (Outer Banks) basking in the warm 60's weather. Saluted the Wright Bros at Kitty Hawk, pondered the lost colony at Ft. Raleigh (whatever happened to Virginia Dare?), and enjoyed lighthouses and surf to Hatteras. Lovely stop at KOA on the beach with giganto hot tub, ahhhhh...

  • Day21

    Nags Head

    May 30, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Ron & I walked up the hill to the retreat before breakfast.
    After breakfast we set off for the 6 hour drive to Nags Head on the Outer Banks (OBX) in North Carolina. We passed very different countryside, some very depressed areas with shanty houses but as we got closer it changed again. We'd had beautiful weather but tropical rainstorm Bonnie had hit the Carolina coast and we struck rain as we drove towards the OBX area. The houses in this area are raised off the ground and all wooden and give the place a very distinctive seaside feel. It was raining constantly when we arrived and we couldn't go out exploring so we just had dinner and went to bed early as it had been a long day in the car.

    A shot of typical houses here in the mist.
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  • Day22

    Manteo, Roanoke Island

    May 31, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    After lunch we travelled a few miles to the National Park site on Roanoke Island to see the site of the Lost Colony. Fascinating story of a group that travelled form England and settled on the island in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, but eventually disappeared without any trace whatsoever. The only clue are the letters COA carved into a tree but no one knows what they mean. It's a real mystery, with some conjecture that they may have been assimilated with or been killed by the local Native American population. The museum was small but excellent and the Park Ranger gave a very entertaining talk about Roanoke Island through the centuries.
    A shot of Ranger Mike, a real character and the beautiful painted ceiling in the small replica room from Elizabethan times.
    Last shot is of an osprey nesting in the water on the way back from the island.
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  • Day22

    Bodie Island, Nags Head

    May 31, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    We had intended to go to Cape Hatteras to see the lighthouse there but as the road is only one lane each way and the traffic would be really slow we decided to go and see the one at Bodie Island instead. Tickets for the climb to the top were all sold out (only one person can climb at a time) which was probably just as well as I don't think I could've done it. The lighthouse is still used and the keeper's cottage is now the Visitors Centre. Lighthouses each have their own pattern of blinking lights at night, which tells mariners where they are. During the day they can see the patterns on the lighthouses which also tells them where they are, hence the different swirls, stripes etc on them. The one on Bodie Island dated back to 1872 and the building at the base was marked 1871.
    Some shots of the lighthouse, with the Visitirs Centre in the fifth and looking up the staircase inside the lighthouse in the fourth.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dare County, مقاطعة دير, Деър, ডারে কাউন্টি, Condado de Dare, Dare konderria, شهرستان دیر، کارولینای شمالی, Comté de Dare, Dare megye, Contea di Dare, デア郡, Dare Kūn, Hrabstwo Dare, ڈیئر کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Dare, Дэйр, Округ Дер, Дер, ڈیئر کاؤنٹی، شمالی کیرولائنا, Quận Dare, Condado han Dare, 戴爾縣

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