We're back from our trip to the coast. While there, we visited the Cape Lookout National Seashore. This is one of my most favorite spots on earth. This barrier island is undeveloped and only accessible by ferry. We spent a day there, admiring the diamond-patterned Cape Lookout Lighthouse (built in 1859) and glimpsing some wild ponies grazing in the distance on the neighboring Shackleford Banks.
There was a SW wind at 24 mph on the day of our visit. I had trouble hanging on to my hat! My camera was instantly bombarded with sand and sea spray, hence the misty photos. In a way they're quite accurate, since these are similar to the view from my windswept sunglasses! We had a wonderful, relaxing time and I hope to go back someday.