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Favorite Summer Pics

We’ve been asked by Brenda Margriet to share our favorite summer photos on this week’s Romance Writers Weekly hop. I have decades of photos print and digital. All but one of these are my favorites taken on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

My favorite summer pic! Sunrise in Nags Head, NC – USA
The landing to the ocean on the street that we stay on every summer. Copyright Dani Jace.
Bodie Island Lighthouse
a vase of muli colored roses
An unintentional double exposure taken back in the days of “film.”
Dune Burger – an OBX icon.
Romance Writers Weekly with coffe cup underneath and a mocha foam heart in cup

Hope you’ll hop on over to Jenna Da Sie’s blog and see her favorite summer pics.

Banx Bound: Bodie Island Lighthouse

banxboundblog      Banx Bound is a blog series about my favorite vacation spot, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, affectionately known as OBX. It’s really more like my home away from home and inspiration to many of my stories. Bodie Island Lighthouse is destination to this edition of Banx Bound.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina off of Route 12, south, near Oregon Inlet. You may have visited the lighthouse and grounds during your previous trips, but this spring you will be able to climb 156 feet to the top of the black and white horizontal striped tower.

For history buffs, this is the third lighthouse named Bodie.  Two previous lighthouses were built south of Oregon Inlet. The first tower built in the mid 1800’s fell to poor design and the second was destroyed during the Civil War. The current tower was completed in 1872 and automated in 1954.  Bodie’s light can be seen for almost twenty miles.

In my lifetime of visiting the Outer Banks, Bodie Island Lighthouse was never open to climb. However in spring of 2013 after several years of interrupted restoration because of funding, it was finally open tours. You can now see an amazing view of Oregon Inlet and south Nags Head. http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/lighthouseclimbs.htm