We were fortunate to enjoy a little fall color in the way of sunrises & sunsets~ courtesy of Mother Nature and her paint brush at The Outer Banks with friends last weekend.
We took a 7 am ferry over to Cape Lookout for a day of fishing and to see the lighthouse and were treated to a glorious sunrise over the water.
It was my first time to visit Cape Lookout.
I got a kick out of the fishing vehicles that are ferried over for fishing & camping~
All rigged and outfitted with no little amount of effort or ingenuity :)
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is painted with directional diamonds~ white diamonds facing east & west, and black diamonds, north & south.
It is the only major lighthouse that operates during the day~ its rotating 1,000-watt beacon flashing every 15 seconds 24 hours a day.
We also took a short ferry to Shackleford Banks for a morning of fishing, shelling and hopes of seeing the Banker ponies.
We got a brief glimpse of a group of ponies clustered together on the ride over. Only one ventured toward the beach for me to zoom in on to photograph~ and I was careful not to tease or intentionally disturb :)
Our newly adopted weekend-beach dog and excellent back seat riding companion~
If anyone knows of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in need of a good home, Chloe & Gracie are looking for a sister :)