Day 8 – Anybody know what day it is?!

BEAUFORT, NC TO CAPE LOOKOUT, NC

We weighed anchor around 0800 and made our way out the Beaufort Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. It was a little rough at first, but the waves settled down after a while as we reached Lookout Bight. It’s a beautiful crescent shaped anchorage with the Cape Lookout lighthouse on the north side. We went ashore and explored the dunes and beaches on both sides of the bight. We then crossed the bay and toured the lighthouse grounds and light keepers cottage. This Light house is painted in a pattern of black and white diamonds, with the black diamonds aligned north and south, and the white diamonds aligned east and west, as a daytime visual aid to navigators.
We enjoyed a clear, quiet night at anchor, and being far from any town, witnessed the incredible number of stars in the sky.

Heading for Cape Lookout
Heading for Cape Lookout from Beaufort
waves leaving Beaufort
waves leaving Beaufort
An anchor at Cape Lookout National Seashore
An anchor at Cape Lookout National Seashore
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Dinghy selfie
Dinghy selfie

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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