Updated: May 24
Good Morning and Welcome to my Atlantic Life in Hatteras 😊
This is another photofest, and if you have the time, is definitely worth looking at on the blog website page:
Apologies for not posting for a few days, but I’ve had some technical challenges with my usually trusty Surface laptop not holding a charge….now I've got it up and running again, so here goes…
Mini Adventure Part II:
After my incredible sunrise ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke, it was time for ferry number two….this one, to Cedar Island. The crossing was superb - the sun was shining, and there was a wonderful breeze, as we headed across the Pamlico Sound. This was the first time I had done this journey, and I would most definitely recommend it. With my coffee in hand, sitting in the sun, writing in my journal.....it was a most delightful and relaxing way to travel.
Awesome cloud patterns
Arriving in Cedar Island
On arrival in Cedar Island, I was quickly off the ferry and driving towards Beaufort, which was only 50 mins away.
What a pretty little town Beaufort is, sitting right on the water, it was the perfect place to meet up with Lloyd to celebrate his 21st birthday... and I even got a pic of his fist legal beer!!
Lloyd and Star 💕
Happy 21st Lloyd!!!! 🎂
We had a great day, enjoying a stroll around historic Beaufort, and then sampling some of the local delicacies at a waterfront restaurant. Lloyd and his girlfriend Star had to leave early evening to get back to their pets in Wilmington, which left me to my own devices for the remainder of the evening, and most of the next day as my return ferry from Cedar Island wasn't until 4:30pm.
So, my adventure went from Lloyd's birthday celebration..... to some awesome "me time"!
At this point I should introduce you to my travelling companion - Timothy Turtle 🐢. After watching the rehabilitated turtles released on Hatteras Village beach, I thought it would be cool to have some "turtles" in the gift shop at the inn. I managed to source some awesome turtles that are made from recycled materials, and that all come with a tracking identifier that you can use to "adopt" a real turtle on their website (proceeds go to rehabilitating turtles at the Karen Beasely Sea Turtle Hospital 😊).
I thought I would take Timothy along on some of my adventures.....so without further ado, let me introduce you...
So, my adventure went from Lloyd's birthday celebration..... to some wonderful "me time"!
I spent the evening sipping red wine (and yes eating cheetos😁), watching the boats go by, and reading…..I'd forgotten how much I enjoy solo travel. Although I absolutely love travelling with JB, an occasional trip on my own, is just good for my soul 💗. Over the years I have often travelled on my own (usually on business), and am super comfortable being on my own in new places....it's something I think everyone should try to master, as you never know when you may need to travel somewhere on your own.
Morning Coffee with Timothy 🐢
In the morning after a “light breakfast”, and I mean a really “light” breakfast (this is when I realize that we provide our guests with a pretty incredible breakfast experience here at the Atlantic Inn, with cooked to order delights!), I checked out of the inn where I was staying, and did a bit of exploring….
I decided a visit to “Fort Macon” would be a good idea.....and it did not disappoint, it was wonderful - loads and loads of history to absorb, and beautiful grounds to wander around, I had a great time.