Betty Goes to North Carolina with Betty Barbara
In the middle of
August, Mijnheer van der Tarheelin, our son and I hopped in our socking
great Bentley (cleverly disguised as a 2002 Dodge Caravan) and drove
from our home in Maryland to his brother's house in the charming coastal
town of Beaufort, North Carolina.
(I digress for a minute to point out that there is actually another charming coastal town named Beaufort in South Carolina. The two towns' names are pronounced differently, of course. The North Carolina town is pronounced Bow-fort, with 'bow' as in 'bow tie' or 'bow and arrow'. The South Carolina town is Bew-fort or as 'beau' at the start of 'beautiful'.)
had a marvelous time, as we do every year. Lots of good company and
lots of fresh shrimp to eat. This year I even remembered to take along a
Betty book so that I could do 'Betty in the Wild' photos.
these are nowhere near as dramatic as the National Park photos from
Betty AnoninTX. But I offer them up for your humble enjoyment. (By the
way, I must thank Mijnheer for ably assisting me in this endeavor.)
Betty at the Beach:
first two photos were taken at Ft Macon State Park's beach access
point. That's the nicely calm Atlantic Ocean in the back ground. As
you can see, the weather was great!
The next two photos are from
the other side of Ft Macon park, where there is an observation pavilion
overlooking Beaufort Inlet. It is a fantastic place to watch all of the
small fishing and pleasure boats head out to the ocean from the area's
different marinas. Once again, great weather.
Several miles down the road from our host's house in the community of Bettie.
Oh, how could I resist the opportunity to photograph Betty visiting
Bettie?. Now Bettie is just a wide spot in the road and it was too
dangerous to park near the town sign. But we did manage to capture
these two images.
If you keep driving past Bettie you can end up on Harker's Island. And at the very end of Harker's Island, is the Park HQ for
Lookout. Cape Look is accessible only by boat and there are ferries
that will take you over to the lighthouse and beaches.
The cape is a very popular destination for week-end boaters and it is quite beautiful.
picture. Alas, it is just of the sign. The lighthouse was barely
visible that day, and I couldn't get a good enough picture.
hope y'all have enjoyed my little jaunt to the beach. I had fun taking
the pictures, and my spousely assistant didn't grumble a bit.
Love and blueberry scones,