Thursday, August 18, 2011

Buildings of the Outerbanks

North Carolina's outer banks are popular places, they have been for years.  Fortunately though in spring, they almost seem abandoned.   The coast is dotted with lighthouses to minimize wrecks and homes stack up beachside, trying to get the best view.   However with the constant shifting of the sand to the west, homes that once stood far from the beach, soon have it as their neighbor.  These are definitely imminent for destruction, unless moved, but until then they are incredibly beautiful nonetheless.  

Enjoy the Outer banks manmade features:

Oceanside waves crash into the pillars of a home.

Across the road stands a home that once had a seaside view, but after a relocation, has none.

The waves slowly etch the sand away. 

Some homes are perched behind grassy knolls affording them greater safety.

Beautiful dunes roll north to south along much of the coast.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Springtime waves thrash lonely beaches, one of the most beautiful sights the islands have to offer.


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