Vacation Day 6 – Hike 27 #52hikechallenge
We were not happy with last night’s campsite, muddy, bugs, so we moved again.
Clay, Kay and I headed out for a later afternoon hike on the Sawmill Trail. Lots of blown down trees to climb over, and LOTS of bear scat, no luck seeing one.
Sam and I walked down to the lake for the sunset, nice to have a quiet moment with the two of us! I am glad she suggested it.
As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.
a quick side trip for ice cream
and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.
Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture
The day was spent working, replacing wood, stucco work, etc.
Tonight Sam and I tried a short hike from Cone Manor to a field for the sunset. Folks showed up and we had a half dozen folks to watch tonight.
The dog was happy in head high grass.
The sun set and everyone left….
we waited for the bounce. Only one other couple stayed for this part of the sunset!
Sam and I headed to the mountains, meeting my brother and sister-in-law to work on our little place in Blowing Rock. After dinner Sam and I headed to Raven Rocks Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway to watch the sunset, but clouds rolled in and this was all we got.
But it is still better than watching TV!
Another “on my run” picture. I wanted till sunset to run hoping it would cool down, it didn’t but at least it was pretty!
The end of the road (beach) on the South Banks.
or just the Tacomas
the tide was perfect for shell hunting
Then over to the lighthouse
We cooked dinner and watched the sunset
Then we headed back to find a place to camp for our 6:30am ferry.
Well crap, thunderstorm warning, lightning, and wind. We slept (or tried) in the truck cab till about 12:30am and gave up and set-up the Flippacs.
Click to see a Video of Trip
After the hike we camped for the night, waiting for our morning ferry to Cape Lookout – the South Core Banks. Kodak seemed happy to back at the beach.
We drove around looking for a secluded area to camp and found this fresh turtle track, she must have laid her eggs hours before.
This site is perfect, can’t see a camper down either side!
Clay fishes for bait.
Kay wanted her picture with her fish – then it jumped (or whatever fish do)
Light painting – two Tacomas with Flippacs.
The sun sets on the South Carolina sticker on my sister’s RAV4
Tonight’s sunset at work!
Sam and I head to the beach to celebrate the New Year. When we arrived on Friday evening, we set up camp, made dinner and walked along the beach on Snows Cut off the Cape Fear River at low tide.
Big trees needed to be walked over/on
and a cold evening around the Little Red Campfire (propane campfire) playing cards.