Five Shots: OBX

Kill Devil Hills Beach

North Carolina’s Outer Banks (OBX) has a history of pirates and lighthouses, THE LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE, and the location of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s famous first flight in 1903. Check out this CBS Sunday Morning video about historian David McCullough’s book, The Wright Brothers. (A great read).

On the OBX you will discover sand dunes and wild horses and your eyes will fill with brown sugar beaches and water–the Pamlico Sound on the west side and the Atlantic Ocean on the east side. In addition to the history, add Southern hospitality and all the seafood you can eat. The warm breezes and the chilly Atlantic relaxed us beyond measure. Jim and I attended a special wedding at sunset on the beach when the waves turned into silver and the tall grass on the dunes waved under the pink sunset. Living in the desert, the water was therapeutic for us. We were only there for a few days, but in my mind, I’m already planning to rent a house and have a full family vacation at the OBX in the future. But for now, it was a welcome retreat and an opportunity to rejoice in an intimate family celebration.  Which shot do you like best?

Fish Enchiladas at Bernie’s
Kill Devil Hills looking North
Pamlico Sound Tiki Bar at Duck

Pamlico Sound house pier
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Bodie Lighthouse
View at the top
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Looking down nine floors

Oregon Inlet fishing station. Today’s catch.
Mahi
Waves at Rodanthe
Sunset over Pamlico Sound
Supper’s Ready
The bride and groom and the proud witnesses

 

 

36 thoughts on “Five Shots: OBX

  1. All great shots, and a great tour – thanks for sharing! I like the classic beauty of the pier!

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    1. Hi John. Thanks, my friend. Did you see my email to you? It might be in your spam.

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  2. You look happy, Cindy.
    We have better beaches here, but they are on the North Sea, so colder. I like the spiral staircase for composition, but naturally enjoyed all the photos.
    Best wishes as always, Pete. x

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    1. Thank you, Pete. It was warm and there are no pebble beaches. Just brown sugar. Yes, stairs, such an easy shot that looks fascinating to the eye.

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      1. All sand in North Norfolk too.

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        1. I don’t remember. I have to revisit.

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  3. That young girl in yellow is the bride? She looks to be about 14! I must be getting too old…

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    1. Yes, Meagan was the bride. She’s 27. Very sweet. 🙂

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  4. The outer banks are so beautiful. Seeing shots of Bodie Lighthouse always brings back memories of the family trips we used to take when I was younger. We would do the OBX and the islands Asateague and Chincateague. Also highly recommended if you’ve never been.

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    1. Hi Tom! I’m glad I brought back happy memories. I’ve heard all about Assateague and Chincoteague, but haven’t had the occasion, yet, to get there! I really really want to visit Okracoke first. I imagine it’s quiet and full of charm.

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  5. Some beautiful beaches in the east, and southern California. The NW states were a bit of surprise to me. Much of them pebbles rather than the white sands one always associates with the ocean. Loved the pictures.

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    1. I have to say I’m more of a fan of the Atlantic side than the Pacific. But, then I love Rocky formations and doors of the NW. I’m just a fan of water and shores in general. Thanks, Ian.

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  6. Rafael del Casal July 3, 2017 — 6:12 pm

    One of your best posts, Cindy! Loved the Wright brothers video too.

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    1. Well, that’s a nice thing to say, Rafael. I’ve been doing mostly hurry-up posts this year. Still trying to finish up the novel. Then I’ll be back in full swing. 😉

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  7. Nice shots Cindy!! You all look like you’re having a great time !
    Love to jump in that ocean.
    NOOOO not asparagus !!! Hee Hee.

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  8. As if one could choose a best! Love them all, such a lovely place.

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    1. Thank you, Fraggle. I was surprised this touristy spot in the U.S. one could still find plenty of empty beaches. Having just visited Barcelona where it was packed, OBX was a treat.

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      1. Yes I bet it was, I am not a fan of crowds.

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  9. Looks like you had a lovely stay at the OBX, so nice to be by the sea, great scenery! Loved all the pictures of the lighthouse as well, those were great. That glass of drink with your lunch was unusually, the pattern of the glass reminds me a bit of a Rubiks Cube puzzle 🙂

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    1. Hi Paul! Oh, that was a candle holder. 😉 Nothing like going to the beach in the summer to make you feel alive. Me, that is! Cheers, Cindy

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      1. Oh was it, well it looked very nice. I totally agree, I love being by the sea and the beach 🙂

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  10. Great post, Cindy. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Jennie. Thank you for stopping by today. 🙂

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  11. A bunch of great shots but the last one is my fave – big smiles and special memories!

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  12. Cindy, the last family photo was my favorite one!
    Congratulations to the bride and groom! 💕🕊 They look so happy as do you and your husband. Sounds like a lovely and relaxing setting, Cindy.
    The Bodie Lighthouse was fantastic as well as the ones from the building.

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes, Robin.

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      1. Cindy, My oldest daughter, Carrie just got married for the first time on 7/7/17. Her first very planned and expensive one fell through with the wrong groom backing out years ago. I still have four dresses from wedding party in my closet. I guess may just have to try and donate them (bad karma).
        Anyway, thank you for hanging out with the baseball series and brewery opening!
        I’m not sure when or how, but I noticed I wasn’t following you. Darn WP or cellphone! (?)

        Anyway, when we collaborated way back when I know I was!
        I pushed follow again today. 😊
        Happy rest of summer, friend!

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        1. Glad for your return, Robyn. It happens to me; I discover I’m not following anymore and wonder why. No worries!

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          1. It’s the crazy cellphone going “out of synch!” For me, at least!

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  13. I have a real fascination with lighthouses, and I love the one you photographed. Very cinematic.

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    1. Hi Vinnieh, thanks for chiming in!

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  14. I love all the lighthouse pictures. I am fascinated with lighthouses.

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    1. Me, too! I was happy I could hoof it up 9 flights of stairs. Beacons of hope. They are all unique with their own history.

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