2.20.2011

Meandering About the Carolinas, Altitude: 1500 Feet

Last month my wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit dear friends who live in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  While we're waiting to get our green card and enlist in the Navy there's not a lot to do where we live so our generous friends arranged a car ride to the outer banks from Wilmington for us... For our return trip they arranged a private flight on a 4 seat plane with a friend who took us over the majority of the coastal region of North Carolina.

Starting from the Elizabeth City Airport we flew over the Albemarle Sound and headed towards the ocean.  We then went South-West towards Wilmington seeing Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Sneads Ferry, Surf City, Topsail Beach and finally to Wilmington International Airport, where we landed safely.

Use google maps and check it out, otherwise this means absolutely nothing.  It was beautiful...So we took a few photos and some videos--they've not been edited so they could be a bit long but I recommend checking them out.

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If you're interested in the plane--it's a Beechcraft Bonanza from the 1960s if my memory serves me well. Nice plane!


These are a few representative photos of our trip!

Before takeoff.

Albemarle Sound, I think.




Kitty Hawk--Where the Wright Brothers did their thing.




I think we were about 400-500 feet up here.  Amazing!

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse


Me.

My life!


Beechcraft Bonanza--our ride.

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