First of all, Happy Thanksgiving, or perhaps just an extra happy day for those outside the United States, to all who have been following this blog over the past two years!
The Outer Banks in North Carolina are about 200 miles long from north to south in the Atlantic Ocean. There are five lighthouses located on the islands, or six if you include Cape Lookout lighthouse at the southernmost end. Over a day and a half, we managed to visit four of the lighthouses and take the following photos.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla is not painted on the outside like the others. It is 162 ft tall with a beacon that can be seen 18 nautical miles offshore.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse is 156 ft tall, with a light visible for 19 miles. Near this lighthouse on the left is where I took pictures of the Tundra Swans in a previous post.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the world’s tallest brick lighthouse at 208 ft. Up close it was very impressive. Its light can be seen 20 miles out in the ocean.
To reach the next one, we had to take a ferry, which was free, to Ocracoke Island. The Ocracoke Lighthouse is the second oldest in the United States and is the smallest of the Outer Banks lighthouse, with a height of only 65 ft. Its beacon can still be seen 14 miles out.