The sunrise over the Beaufort Inlet and Duke Marine Lab - Taken from the back of the boat
Wave heights - 1cm
Get it the little boat and let's go to the Cape
We saw this guy across from the Lighthouse
The Cape Lookout Light Station - The Lighthouse got a new paint job over the winter
We landed the boat on the beach and went in for some closer pictures of the newly painted Lighthouse
Lindsay and G - Two of our guides for the summer - They both just graduated with their Masters from the Duke Marine Lab - That's why they look so happy
The Keeper's Quarters
We all got to climb the Lighthouse, which is normally not permitted. This was our second time.
This is the view of the Hook
Anchored in the Bight
The Ocean side view
Looking south towards the Point
The Point is 3 miles south of the Lighthouse
Many kinds of wildflowers grow on the barrier islands
South Core Banks is the island that the Lighthouse sits on
Many buildings remain from the village here - Some local families have had houses on the Cape for over 100 years
This house is locally known as Casa Blanca - People still stay in this house - What a view!
Some of these were used by the Lighthouse keepers and the US Life Saving Service (the predecessor to the Coast Guard)
Casa Blanca y Pajaro Blanco
Mike thought it was time for a swim - it's already May!
The Cape is home to many bird sanctuary areas - at the Cape, you'll see flocks of black skimmers, oyster catchers, royal terns, least terns, ibis, willets and more...
A small whelk
He's got a lot of growing to do
We usually beach the boat on the Spit across from the Lighthouse to search for shells - Kate's new name is Shelly
Two sandollars in hand is better than any bush
A colony of Royal Terns
Littly with the Lighthouse in the background, across the Bight
We saw this guy on the ocean side on the way back home
Some dolphin found us in the Inlet
A couple of rare "dolphin and wild horse in the same picture" picture
This doesn't suck