Outer Banks of North Carolina

Got up this morning and decided to take a ride.  So, I called a friend, and we rode to the outer banks.  I was already in North Carolina near the capital. It would only be a little more than a three hour drive.  It was a beautiful day, and there was nothing on my agenda.


Crossing the Virginia Dare Bridge


Entering Nags Head

It was an easy and scenic drive.










Stopped at Kitty Hawk to take a closer look at the lighthouse. 20160302_153942 20160302_154309_HDR








We ate in Avon.  Most restaurants were closed as this is the off season.  So, we eat like the locals.  Oceana’s Bistro was a great place.  Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the food, but it was terrific and the people very friendly.  20160302_161514


We spend a little quiet time at the beaches along Hwy 12.

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As the sun began to set, we left the beaches and head back to the Piedmont.  The roads were lonely and quiet.  A light breeze blew sand from the dunes across the road.  At times it was so beautiful that it all looked artificial.  20160302_174811_HDR 20160302_174952 20160302_175215 20160302_175633_HDR

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