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Great pics, Russ!! Look at you gettin' all "artsy" with the camera! LOL

Very nice composition!

I miss the Eastern Shore... Assateague Island Lighthouse was one of my favorites!

Very interesting about the paint schemes! Dang-it, I "learnt" something today!!

Thanks, for sharing, Russ!!

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So anywho, we meander up the coast in the general direction of Kitty Hawk where we're staying the next 2 nights. I had planned to ride through Camp Lejeune only b/c we have never been but NC Hwy 172 was closed to all except military. That ok, BTDT, so we backtracked to Plan B. Also our first ferry ride of the trip, across the Neuse River. Nice!

And what's called The Coastal Carolina Plains. See, down here is not like up north where the hills run right up to the coastline. We have miles and miles of low lying ground, The Coastal Plains, long before you ever see ocean. The vastness and desolation get me every time I visit. Folks always harp on riding in the mtns, and rightly so, but if you've never been to The Plains you're missing a different kind of immense beauty. Especially if you take the time to explore NC's excellent park and conservation areas.

We finally make it back to civilization, get settled in and head across the street to Miller's Seafood and Steaks. Top rated and we've never been. A little pricey but well worth it!
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Sunday morning is glorious! Cool, not a cloud in the sky! We had been to The Wright Brothers National Memorial before but only to walk some of the park. At the time there was a government budget shutdown so this time we wanted to see the indoor displays and such. Nice place- simple, educational, very spacious. A big thumbs up to the NPS too! Very friendly, we had nice chats with several of the folks working that day.
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And the next time someone asks why you ride, tell 'em what Wilbur said.......
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From here we decide to head all the way down to Ocracoke Island. We've both been before but hey, why not? Need more "torment pics" . We stopped Bodie Island lighthouse on the way, note the different design. Then the ferry to Ocracoke Island, the lighthouse there and a sammich.
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We ride the ferry back to Hatteras Island and make a quick stop at the Hatteras lighthouse. As it's nearing dusk, the light is on! I had no idea it still works!! Hopefully you can see it in the videos below. We also learned there's at least one more working lighthouse- Bodie Island. We could see it above the trees riding back. I have no idea about any others. You know one great thing riding at night out yonder? No deer!!

The ride home was pleasant and uneventful. Lots of farm land: cotton and peas, peas and cotton. Over and over . I will say this though- you know the debate we always have about what to use gps vs. phone? For me it's both and here's why:

I could see the way I was riding was going to be troublesome b/c of a huge storm cloud and the visible lightning even from way off. The phone allowed for real time weather radar and the gps for easy re-reouting around it. Not a drop of rain to be had! Think about how you do it, it doesn't have to be either/or.

So overall: good riding, great food and company, only 1/2 day of rain. Hate yoose missed it!

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Great pics, Russ!! Look at you gettin' all "artsy" with the camera! LOL

Very nice composition!

I miss the Eastern Shore... Assateague Island Lighthouse was one of my favorites!

Very interesting about the paint schemes! Dang-it, I "learnt" something today!!

Thanks, for sharing, Russ!!
Artsy? That's something I'm not! All pics and video were done with a Motorola phone. Point and shoot, that's my motto! Glad you enjoyed it.

Here's the Delmarva ride we did in 2018 ->https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/18-...e-peeping.html

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I fancy myself a hobby photographer, and in my classes I teach that anybody can be a good photographer, and with any camera gear!

Most great shots, are "seen," before the photographer even puts the camera to their face.

Taking the picture is just the result of what your mind's eye saw!

Even with that Motorola, you have a natural ability to "see" the photo, before it is taken!

I got an award, one time, for a photo I took of an Amaryllis, that I shot with a Kodak point and shoot.

This is a true story. I am getting ready to head out to work one Spring morning, rolled out Scorpion, so I could warm it up. Turned back to the garage, to get my gear on, and saw the flower.

I ran into my garage, and grabbed my old busted-a$$ Kodak point and shoot that I use to document repairs on anything I am wrenching on, and ran back out and took the shot!

Now, I have $3,000 worth of camera gear in the house, mind you, but I didn't have time to set all that junk up, so I just grabbed and shot.

From your photos, I can see and smell myself there on the Outer Banks! You captured them perfectly!

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Very nice ride report from the DelMarVa!

My in-laws have 10 acres in Wattsville, right next to Wallops Island Flight Facility.

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1978 Yamaha YZ-125 - Dirt in the Shirt
1976 Yamaha XS500 - Old Blue
1980 Yamaha XS850SG - Twisted Triple or "TT"
1980 Yamaha XS11SG - Scorpion
1998 Kawasaki Voyager XII - Kermit

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