These are photos of the 12 after Oregon Inlet (sand barrier mitigation, and road construction):
This is a photo of the 12 where the seawater is nearly at the road level (just inches away), during calm weather:
Here Dunes and I are breakfasting at the Blue Sea Cafe, in Lewes, Delaware:
Silversand reads about the history of Lewes, in the Cape Region; the site of the first European settlement in what today is Delaware. Founded in 1631, the initial small whaling colony was wiped out by Natives in 1632, and re colonized by a group of Dutch Mennonites in 1662. Skipping forward, the US built Fort Miles on Cape Henlopen, just south of Lewes; from Wiki, "It was one of the largest and most heavily armed coastal fortifications ever built."
A view of "Old Lewes" port from bridge (taken by Silverdunes):
Images around old Lewes:
Thanks Skip !! We are already north of the 45th, but appreciate your kind offer!
We did the entire Eastern Shore on the way north. We passed by the entrance to Assateague, however the wind and rain were sideways at the time.
Nice. I have the electronic navigational ENCs for the entire east coast; however, your recommend for that deep draft craft sounds pretty solid vis intracoastal nav!
....max sustained right at this moment is ~125 knots (Cat 4); looks like it will absolutely flatten Bermuda (I really hope it doesn't, but looks like the wall will go right over the Island!)...bad timing for your son, however, probability to approach the Eastern coast looks weak.
Gonzalo should REALLY stir up the Barrier Islands; hope the effects don't breach the Highway 12 mitigation! Also, the Canadian Maritimes will experience some very bad action, too.
....once on the island traveling south from Nags Head/Manteo (are you entering from the north? Or, Ocracoke side?), you may encounter water (brine) along certain stretches. This is dependent on tide (and wind/rain) conditions. This is on the stretch of 12 south or Oregon Inlet. Also, there is significant road re-construction going on between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe where intermittent north/south traffic is sometimes stopped (not always), to allow alternating traffic to proceed; also some areas of road re-build are orange coned for a few miles, so take it easy there, too.
Also, go slow over the temporary bridge made up of weighted steel plates (I think it is called the new inlet bridge; someone correct me if I'm wrong).
When we left Rodanthe region for the North, we left at 5 AM to avoid any traffic issues...
diplo: t'was great to be in your rig, listening to your stories, etc...
Dunes and I walked through the extensive bike encampment (and, the bike accouterments installations). There were extensive bike representation at the OX E for sure....we made no photos of the bike encampment, unfortunately.
I hope you get that Jeep issue straightened out. Let me know how this is panning out for you.
Dunes and I were just discussing the Expo again last evening, and how much we enjoyed our get-together with both of you (and, your interesting lecture).
Got up early this morning to see the "red moon eclipse"; that was exciting. I wish my photo thereof had turned out better (shot without tripod).
S & D
Hi OBX !
Nice comprehensive overview of the OX-E (I'll borrow Jefe's acronym ;) )
The narrative was effective and straight to the point; love it!
T'was great to meet the "hardy" easterners (and, westerners) who braved every element known to man (the only thing missing was a tornado).
Can't wait to see more of your photos! We're still out on the OBX --enjoying 80F clear weather (just a bit breezy, but hey, that's the OBX).
Off to the sand and sea,
Sand & Dunes
*Silverdunes didn't buy that Earth Roamer; however, she really like that Tiger Bengal (a toss-up for price/value) !
....after a rather hectic, exciting and info-filled 1.5 days at Asheville, we decide to take a "shart brek" at the Outer Banks (OBX). The Hwy 12 running through the north sector of the OBX sand bar took a real beating this Fall, weathering several tropical depressions. Several sections of road were being re-built.
Our evening, camped 25 feet from Pamlico Sound, just north of Salvo:
I'm up at 5 AM, and in an hour, trekking the Atlantic side of the sand bar:
...destruction still evident along the sand bar near Rodanthe, where the water on the Sound side overwashed to the Atlantic side, this Fall:
...more to follow.
Sand & Dunes
Overland Expo East:
We arrived at the site Saturday; here we are with OBXcamper, BTGgrafix, La Dawn, Silverdunes (far left):
Great evening around fire, and getting ready for a heavy frost in the 20sF (29F when I made this photo at 6AM from truck camper section a few hours ago, Sunday):
Taken just ~10 minutes before sunrise this morning, fields heavy with frost:
I caught your overland report just before turning in for the night. Lots of interesting characters attending. Fun to read all the details of the adventure overland as you experienced it over that sunny weekend !
Thanks for the nightcap,
...that's a nice compact (flat and light) solar panel.
We'll look into similar. However, I think we'll store it under the pop-up's bed, and use it as a portable (plug-and-play, on a lightweight collapsible frame).
Thanks for posting!
....lots of truck campers around us in Southern Quebec. On our Sept 20th shakedown to a local National Park 30 minutes drive from us, we saw two.
Traveling around in this region from about May 1st to ~~end of October, we encounter a truck camper on the road about once in every 3 trips to the grocery store...
You guys are looking fit! Very nice high country!
....I couldn't picture you up on the roof of the camper when you sent me that e-mail from said perch (nice photo Sally!)...
....you guys aren't practicing for a K2 ascent soon, are you :B
S & D