Friday, January 15, 2010
Photograph by David Alan HarveySandbars swirl beneath Oregon Inlet in Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Waves driven by ocean winds can cause the sandbars here to shift and change literally by the hour, making conditions hazardous for boats.
-From National Geographic Science Photos.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
This view is from the Windjammer's covered pavillion on the dunes, facing East. The last unit down the Left is S. The ocean is behind you. For larger images, click on the photos.
Sometimes mid-March is stormy and cold, which some people (like us) love. Other times, like in this photo, it is sunny and mild. The water here is just a few yards down from the pavillion, the distance, of course, depending upon the tide.
These Below are the various buildings of the Windjammer resort. They are all set at an angle to the beach so every unit has an ocean view. This is facing South. You can see Unit S above the red car. Note how few cars there are. If you like quiet, this is a great week to come to the Outer Banks.
The blue Atlantic Ocean from the pavillion. Nothing between here and... Europe but water, sky, clouds, birds, and ships. Groups of pelicans are frequent overflyers in March. One fun form of recreation is kite flying. There is a terrific kite shop a few miles North and a paved bike path the whole way!
Looking toward the sitting area. The villa has three large closets.
The kitchen is small, but functional and well equipped. One downside is the dishwasher--it works very well but is somewhat loud.
Another view of the sitting area. The couch on the Left pulls out into a bed.
This is looking from the couch. On the Right is the stairs going up, but first...
Stairs nicely carpeted. We never hear noise from the neighbor villa.
And this is the upstairs full bath at the top of the steps. The Windjammer has an outdoor pool, but it doesn't open until summer. However, the Hot Tub is next to the pool is open, I think. I'll check.