As Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast, we are actively checking in on Hatteras to see how it fares from Irene, the wind, and the flooding. We have a soft spot for Hatteras… Hatteras feels like one of the few last untouched places in the US. When we go there, we can still find a little piece of the beach just for ourselves! Our thoughts go out to Hatteras tonight!
We want to share with everyone a few images from Hatteras to show why we are in love with this little barrier island far off of the East Coast.
Sunrise in Hatteras is amazing over the Atlantic Ocean. The colors are brilliant and if you are lucky you can catch a sunrise with no clouds. Well… We weren’t lucky but the colors were still brilliant.
Last year we stayed near mile marker 41.5!
The next few images show how isolated you can be on Hatteras… even during tourist season.
It really allows you to do a little daydreaming or at least capturing images of family.
We can’t remember Hatteras without a few images of famous landmarks. Below are images of the staircase in the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Due to the disappearing beach, this lighthouse was moved 2900 feet in 1999.
And ofcourse Oregon Inlet, where you can still see the fishermen bring back fresh fish!
And thinking of Hurricane Irene and Hatteras would not be complete without images of an approaching storm near Cape Hatteras.
The sunsets in Hatteras are as gorgeous as its sunrises.