Hatteras vacation.

A mere 2 weeks late, here are some vacation photos. We stayed for a week in Hatteras, the southernmost village in the Outer Banks before you have to take the ferry to Ocracoke. I loved it there. The beaches were beautiful, we had fresh seafood everyday, and we had absolutely no schedule, agenda, or plans. It was lovely.

{ The view from our condo }

{ The view from our condo }

{ U.S. Weather Bureau Station in Hatteras Village }

{ U.S. Weather Bureau Station in Hatteras Village }

{ U.S. Weather Bureau Storm Warning Tower. The tower is still used today: the flags at the top are changed, according to the day's weather. }

{ U.S. Weather Bureau Storm Warning Tower in downtown Manteo. The tower is still used today: the flags at the top are changed, according to the day's weather. It was obviously cloudy that day! }

Since we didn’t really do much other than play on the beach, cook and eat local seafood , and sip on tropical drinks, I don’t have too many touristy recommendations for those that happen to be in the  area. We did spend an awesome afternoon in the Dancing Turtle coffee shop in Hatteras, drinking the most delicious iced dark chocolate mochas I’ve ever had, lounging in their armchairs, and reading their fun selection of books. The aforementioned seafood was all bought at Risky Business seafood, right on the docks, from a very nice lady who can recommend recipes if you need them.

{ Cape Hatteras Light }

{ Cape Hatteras Light }

{ Hatteras Village docks. }

{ Hatteras Village docks. }

{ Seafood! Local N.C. shrimp. }

{ Seafood! Local N.C. shrimp. }

I would recommend checking out Manteo for at least an afternoon, if you’re in the Outer Banks. After a morning at the NC Aquarium (they have otters!!) we had lunch at the Full Moon Cafe downtown, and I recall an especially yummy cheesy dip appetizer and a locally brewed stout from the Outer Banks Brewing Station.

{ Bonfires on the beach at night. }

{ Bonfires on the beach at night. }

Oh my goodness….I love the beach.  I wish I was still there! We spent a day in Ocracoke, which is an experience unto itself, and deserves it own post. I’ll talk about that day soon.

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