March 11 – 15, 2017

March 11th was still officially the end of the first week, but day eight of vacation, so makes it into this post.  Our last night in Avon provided the most spectacular sunset of that first week – the wind died down and the Pamlico Sound was still.

On the 12th, our friends went home and it turned significantly colder (low 40’s), making the beach quite a bit less appealing.  That was okay, though – we did more sight seeing and took the opportunity to laze around a bit more than usual… the only thing awaiting us in Massachusetts was a Nor’easter, so… we made the best of it.  Following the week in Avon, we spent another three days in Kill Devil Hills, NC and then made our way back north with a stop in Yorktown and Fredericksburg VA.

All images were made with a Canon 50D and either the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM or the Canon 28-135mm.

March 11, 2017
Avon, NC

March 12, 2017
Duck, NC

Transition day – we checked out of the house we rented in Avon and were waiting to check into the hotel in Kill Devil Hills so we drove up to Duck to take a walk.  Despite it’s name, we only saw geese on this day.

March 13, 2017
Corolla and Kill Devil Hills, NC

Corolla is above Duck and is a great day trip.  The highlights are Corolla Light and the Whalehead Club.

March 14, 2017
Roanoke Island, NC

Famous as the site of the Lost Colony and the birthplace of the first English baby born in the Americas (Virginia Dare), Roanoke Island offers a lot to see and do.  We spent the bulk of the day at the NC Aquarium and walking around the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.  Plans to grab lunch in Manteo were thwarted by midday rain, but despite the weather, it was still a nice trip.  most of the images captured this day were in the aquarium.

March 15, 2017
Yorktown, VA

We started to make our way back north on the 15th and drove into Yorktown to take in the Yorktown Battlefield National Historical Site where we spent several hours touring the site of the last battle of the Revolution.  Much of the battlefield was off-limits for maintenance to the earthworks, so we took the driving tour after visiting the museum and town.  This stop marked the last of our touristy exploits and the end of our vacation, as we continued on to Fredericksburg, VA for the night and then back to Massachusetts and the snow.

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