Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Last week, Jim and I took his mother and her friend to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I had not been there before and it was a place along the Atlantic that I really wanted to go see. I love lighthouses and there are several in that area.
One of the ones we visited and I climbed was the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. It is in the northern portion of the OBX, as the Outer Banks is abbreviated. Just north of this area, the road ends and transportation is by four wheel drive only. There are jeep tours you can take to possibly see the wild mustangs of the area, but I didn't think our two ladies of almost 80 years old could handle jeep rides! I would have gone in a New York minute, but just stairs were a challenge for them.
My wide angle lens comes in very handle in a lighthouse. I love the stairs and this one had a very nice display at the bottom. This particular light is not part of the national park system but operated by a private organization. I was happy to have the opportunity to climb it.