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Anne and Jill Go to the Coast of North Carolina ~ May 2014

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5/2/2014 ~ Edenton and Elizabeth City

Edenton ~ The South's Prettiest Small Town
Roanoke River Lighthouse
The Cupola House
Quality Seafood, Elizabeth City ~ Very good seafood!!
Quality Inn, Elizabeth City ~ nothing smelly or irritating here, no fragrance in linens
Elizabeth City ~ Wikipedia

5/3/2014 ~ Great Dismal Swamp, Currituck Beach Light and Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research Reserve

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge ~ US Fish and Wildlife Service
Dismal Swamp State Park
~ North Carolina State Parks
Friends of the Dismal Swamp State Park ~ Facebook
Currituck Beach Light Station ~ Outer Banks Conservationists
Currituck Beach Lighthouse ~ Carolina Lights
Currituck Beach Lighthouse ~
NC Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve ~ DENR
National Estuarine Research Reserve System ~ NOAA

Seafoam Motel ~ Go to Nags Head and stay at this motel!! It was built in 1948 (when I was 3 years old!) and is on the National Register of Historic Places. When I called to ask about what types of laundry & cleaning products they use and told the head housekeeper, Kendra, about my fragrance & chemical sensitivity, she immediately said she would take all the linens for our room home to wash them. This is definitely "above and beyond" service! They use a linen service & she wasn't sure what type of laundry products it uses. The linens were clean & fresh with no fragrance. The room had no fragrance & no musty, moldy smell. Everyone was very nice and didn't seem at all put out to have to accommodate my sensitivities. We really liked our room, which had a fridge, stove, microwave, and all the other furnishings you'd expect. The back door opened to the dunes and the resident kitties came visiting. The coffee in the vending area each morning was perfect! We enjoyed walking on the beach morning & evening. The only less-than-perfect thing about this historic motel is their website! Maybe I should offer my assistance.

5/4/2014 ~ Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Bodie Island Light

Wright Brothers National Memorial ~ NPS
Jockey's Ridge State Park ~ North Carolina State Parks
Jockey's Ridge State Park ~ Friends of the Park
Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site ~ NPS
Elizabethan Gardens
Elizabeth II Ship ~
Roanoke Island Festival Park & Elizabeth II Ship
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse (Replica)
Screwpile Lighthouses ~ NPS
Bodie Island Lighthouse ~ Carolina Lights
Jeannette's Pier, Nags Head

5/5/2014 ~ Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge; Chicamacomico Life Saving Station; Cape Hatteras Light Station; Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Anchorage Inn, Ocracoke Village

Cape Hatteras National Seashore ~ NPS
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ~ US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Life Saving Service ~ NPS
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station History
Cape Hatteras Light Station ~ NPS
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ~ Carolina Lights
Moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ~ NPS
Fresnel Lens ~ NPS
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Ocracoke Village
Anchorage Inn, Ocracoke ~ Like the Sea Foam Motel in Nags Head, the people at the Anchorage Inn made an extra effort to be sure my room wasn't smelly & toxic. I was impressed that the manager (owner?) had noticed a whif of Febreeze in the room that morning & left the door open all day to get rid of it. He said he told staff members to leave it open so they wouldn't think it was open by mistake. I didn't notice any residue when we moved in. We enjoyed watching boats come & go. We were able to walk to several places we wanted to see from the motel - it's very convenient, and also very close to the ferry we took to Cedar Island. The sunsets were nice, too.

5/6/2014 ~ Ocracoke Light Station, Springer's Point Nature Preserve, Ocracoke Preservation Museum, Cape Hattaras National Seashore, walk on beach at boardwalk across from pony pen, walk on pier

Ocracoke Island
The Ocracoke "Banker" Ponies
Ocracoke Light Station ~ NPS
Ocracoke Lighthouse ~ Carolina Lights
Springer's Point Nature Preserve
Britsh Cemeteries, Cape Hatteras National Seashore ~ NPS
Ocracoke Preservation Museum
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) ~ NOAA Fisheries

5/7/2014 ~ Ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar Island, Drive through Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ferry from Harker's Island to Cape Lookout, Horses of Shackleford Banks, Cape Lookout Light Station, Trails at Welcome Center, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Beaufort, Morehead City Holiday Inn Express

Pamlico Sound
Cape Lookout National Seashore ~ NPS
Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge ~ US Fish & Wildlife Service
Cape Lookout Light Station ~ NPS
Cape lookout Light ~ Carolina Lights
Horses of Shackleford Banks ~ NPS
North Carolina's Wild Horses
Harkers Island ~ Wikipedia
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Core Sound Willow Pond Self-Guided Loop Trail ~ NPS
White Ibis ~ Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Beaufort History
Morehead City

5/8/2014 ~ Morehead City to Beaufort, NC Maritime Museum; Old Burying Ground Cemetery, Emerald Isle Beach (too many people!), to Southport, Oak Island Light, Dinner at Fishy Fishy, walk on pier.

USS New York

USS New York, LPD-21, Amphibious Transport Dock ~ Wikepedia
USS New York transporting Benghazi terrorist Abu Khattala ~ Washington Post
San Antonia Class Amphibious Transport Dock ~ Wikipedia
San Antonio Class Landing Platform Dock Ships

USS New York "A Brief History" ~ US Navy

Beaufort ~ Our State Story about Beaufort, February 2011
NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort
Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, NC Maritime Museum
Queen Anne's Revenge, NC Department of Cultural Resources
Blackbeard ~ National Geographic Society
The Last Days of Blackbeard ~ The Smithsonian
Did Archaeologists Uncover Blackbeard's Treasure? ~ Smithsonian
Beaufort Old Burying Ground Historic Site
Old Burying Ground Cemetery ~ map and descriptions of some of the graves
Old Burying Ground Cemetery & Little Girl Buried in a Rum Keg ~ Josh Shaffer, Charlotte Observer
Our Kind of Place: North Carolina's Old Burying Ground
A Buried Past ~ Laura Stassi Jeffrey, The Washington Post
Emerald Isle
Oak Island Lighthouse ~ Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse
Oak Island Light ~ Carolina Lights

5/9/2014 ~ Southport Area ~ Green Swamp, Old Baldy Lighthouse ~ Bald Head Island, Calabash & Sunset Beach, Dinner at Ella's in Calabash

Green Swamp ~ Nature Conservancy
The Green Swamp, A Beginner's Guide ~ Wildlife South
Orchid Habitat Loss, The Green Swamp ~ Orchid Conservation Coalition ~ includes hotos of orchids & plants in the Green Swamp
Bald Head Island ~ Wikipedia
Bald Head Light ~ Old Baldy ~ Old Baldy Foundation
Bald Head Island Lighthouse ~ Carolina Lights
Bald Head Island ~ Google Maps
La Rosa de Bilbao Ship Rudder recovered & Ship Mutiny ~ Wilmington Morning Star, November 21, 1987 (Google News)
La Rosa de Bilbao Ship Canon recovered & Ship Mutiny
~ Wilmington Morning Star, May 21, 1988 (Google News)
Calabash ~ Wikipedia
Ella's of Calabash ~ not my favorite seafood restaurant or style of seafood
Sunset Beach

Home | Hiking | Reunions | Excursions with Sophie
2014 NC Coast Trip ~ Overview 1 ~ Overview 2 ~ Overview 3 ~ Old Burying Ground ~ Overview 4 ~ More Information

Lighthouse photos in header in order of trip: Roanoke River ~ Edenton (1886), Currituck Beach (1875~150'), Bodie Island (1872~150'), Cape Hatteras (1870~210'),
Ocracoke (1823~77.5'), Cape Lookout (1859~150'), Oak Island (1958~155'), Bald Head Island ~ "Old Baldy" (1795~110').
Site Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except as noted. Photos of Anne by fellow travelers.

Updated November 10, 2016