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It Was Just “One Of Those Days”

Last weekend, Motor Man and I took off for a day at the beach in Carova, NC. And it was just “one of those days”.

“One of those days” when you can’t imagine the sky being more beautiful.

“One of those days” when you can’t stop taking pictures.

“One of those days” when the sky is bluer than blue.

“One of those days” that’s perfect for horse photos.

“One of those days” when you keep saying over and over: “What a gorgeous day!”.

“One of those days” that’s just right for a picnic on the beach with your honey.

~These Days Of Mine~





OBX – A Map And A Sunset

For those of you unfamiliar with the Outer Banks, I thought I’d share a map, showing our route to the beach.

On this map, Virginia is shown in pink, and North Carolina in white. You can’t quite see where we live (we’re above Chesapeake). The “u-turn” is the Kill Devil Hills area of the Outer Banks.  If you take the u-turn, you travel north through the little villages of Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla. Driving south, past miles and miles of beaches, will take you to Cape Hatteras.

When we drive out on the beach to see the horses, we take the u-turn. It’s about 115 miles from our house to Corolla (I’ve marked it with a gold star on the map). That’s where 4-wheel drive is required to drive out on the beach. And you can drive on the beach all the way back up to the Virginia/North Carolina line, which is probably about another 20 miles. There’s no access from the uppermost beaches to the mainland.


So, now that all that’s over, here are some pictures from last Saturday. This was taken near Corolla after we’d been up on the beach. The body of water is the Currituck Sound.

sunset whalehead club

This picture was taken a little further south, near the village of Duck, still overlooking the Sound.

sunset and cattails

We continued driving south to a little park in Kitty Hawk, where we watched the sun set over the Albemarle Sound. Kitty Hawk is just a little south of the “u-turn” on the above map.


One more shot.


And then it was time to head north to Virginia.

Sunset Sunday – OBX

It’s amazing how two days on the Outer Banks of North Carolina could supply me with so much blog material!

Saturday evening, Motor Man and I were running an errand in the northernmost part of the Outer Banks, which meant we were driving toward the sunset. Believe it or not, the sunset hadn’t even crossed my mind til then.

But Motor Man soon realized that we he needed to quickly find a good spot for some photos.

Okay….this isn’t bad… but can we do better?



Now…this is what I had in mind.

The body of water is the Currituck Sound. To the far right is the Wright Memorial Bridge, which connects the Outer Banks (Dare County) to the mainland of eastern North Carolina.

And this concludes my posts about last weekend’s trip.     Maybe…

…And An OBX Sunset

Tired of sunrise/sunset photos yet? Well, just one more, and we’ll take a break.

The little park in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (where the silhouette pictures from Friday’s post were taken) was one we had visited a couple of months ago. There was a nice walkway down to a deck right at the water.

Last week, when we went there, we could definitely see the results of Hurricane Irene. The “sound” side of the Outer Banks was hit harder than the ocean side.

The dock was destroyed, and the walkway was filled with tide debris.

But in contrast to all the destruction, there was a beautiful sunset.

And, I promise, no more sunset pictures until next weekend.

That is, unless there’s one this week that’s so pretty, I can’t wait to share.