Celebrating the Outer Banks and its historic lighthouse move

Warm weather days make me wish that I could take off for a week-long stay at a favorite coastal setting, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I haven’t been there since June 2004 and stayed at the Cape Hatteras Motel; the next visit is well overdue. With enough family members, I’d love to rent one of the large beach houses. Another option I’d love to do is RV camping, with the area’s famed beacon in the distance.

If I were there now, I’d join in on events marking the 20th anniversary of the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move. Saving it from approaching seas was an impressive engineering project to tackle, no question. I’m pretty sure I took a photo of the original site back in ’04, yet it’s not in my album of that trip’s photography on my current laptop. All were taken with a film camera and stored away somewhere. Whenever I get back to the Outer Banks, I’ll have to climb the lighthouse and take in amazing views.

How did I miss this year’s day celebrating such an inviting destination? Maybe I’ll be there for the next one, to check out any festivities in the area. I love this place for the relaxed atmosphere, scenic views and rich maritime history. Although I’m not yet certain when I’ll get to return, there’s always OBX spirit in my heart from afar. I hope I’ll be able to get some family in on traveling there in my mom’s memory, since she never got another chance to visit.

This marina scene at dusk is one of my favorites from ’04.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at http://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com - and my literary blog at http://cdwyerbookishgrad.wordpress.com
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