June 2010 Wild Dunes, SC - Bald Head Island - Morehead City, NC - Great Bridge, Norfolk, Yorktown, Jamestown,VA - Washington, DC #23
The architecture and design of each home is so unique and with a coastal New England flavor, making us feel transplanted far north of our actual NC location. Of course, we cycled and ran more miles here--it was just so conducive to that and we were magnetically drawn to the automobile-free roads and firm-sand shoreline. If you've not been to BHI, we highly recommend this destination for your "Bucket List".
Morehead City, NCOur next significant stop was Morehead City where we enjoyed another repast at the Ruddy Duck Restaurant and spent a delightful evening with my very recently widowed New Bern cousin, Debby. You guessed it! We again...cycled, walked, and ran.
While we were in Great Bridge, Bill was absolutely beside himself when he found a little Mustang car that'll fit on the boat!
Yorktown exhibits events leading to the American Revolution and interprets it from diverse points of view. Yorktown is most remembered as the site where Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. Historic Grace Episcopal Church has been an active parish for over 300 years and services are still held there on Sundays.
Here you can experience a sense of place that formed the character of our nation in the 17th and 18th centuries. Our nation began in Jamestown as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Its beginning was in 1607 with a lonely group of 104 men and boys the James River and 174 years later, was 13 British colonies . Archaeologists are on site at the original James Fort site excavating and finding ruins being unearthed for the 1st time in 400 years.
Yorktown's Historic Victory Monument