Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Exploring~Emerald Island, NC and beyond

Howdee all,

Today we decided to check out Emerald Island.

We are camped near the inter-coastal.

We took the bridge over to the island…and stopped at the Bogue Inlet Fish Pier

Jeff walked the pier..

IMG_3631I walked under the pier..

I loved that the green of the water matched the green on the wooden poles

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 I walked the beach and saw a Great black backed Gull

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Ring-billed Gull

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We hopped in the car and continued our journey stopping at a Marsh

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Emerald Island and surrounding area_046Way up there is a Belted Kingfisher..

see it?

Emerald Island and surrounding area_045I walked the pathway to the inter-coastal

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Then back to the marsh …and into the car for the next stop..

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More beach

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Its nice being here off season…

No one on the beach..

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We drive on and get out again to view another part of the beach..

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I find an old tire with beach life on it..

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I walk and look for shells…

Emerald Island and surrounding area_077We continued on our journey and left the island..

We did a short driving tour of Beaufort, a quaint little town rich in history..

I didn’t take any photos in town.

We continued our tour..

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Our last stop of the day.

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Harkers Island-Cape Lookout National Seashore

Emerald Island and surrounding area_110We walked the mile long path just off the side of the Visitor Center.

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Emerald Island and surrounding area_102Dead Tree sculpture

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A boardwalk to a view…

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Its lovely!

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IMG_3670Emerald Island and surrounding area_135We follow the boardwalk back to the path.

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We ended our walk with a

Sunset…

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A beautiful way to end our tour

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Emerald Island and surrounding area_154My evening office…

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Birds of the Day

nobbiecat
Jan 8, 2013
Emerald Isle
Traveling
20 miles

Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.1
Canada Goose
Mallard
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
White Ibis
Killdeer
Willet
Sanderling
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird

1 comments:

Cindy said...

Love the shots under the board walk & the tree sculpture.. What a beautiful place!

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