One of my favorite places to be is on Cape Lookout island. It is part of the barrier islands that line the coast of North Carolina called the Outer Banks. Cape Lookout can only be accessed by ferry and no one has lived here since the early 1900s when the island was taken by the government and turned into a national park.
The Cape Lookout lighthouse stands tall above the seas and once provided a helpful warning to sailors along the treacherous jagged shores which were referred to as the graveyard of the Atlantic. Hundreds of ships crashed into the crazy shore line of North Carolina until all the lighthouses were constructed.
The clear blue crystal water can be seen by climbing to the top of the lighthouse. Out of all of the lighthouses I have climbed, no view has compared to this one.
Seeing all the little islands and sandbars standing out against the blue water makes me think I’m someplace tropical.
Cape Lookout is known as one of the best places to find shells. My first time here I came home with over ten giant conch shells. I still don’t really know what to do with them all, but there they sit, out in the yard, a reminder of my favorite place.
I also like how uninhabited it is. It’s always possible to find a spot on the beach where not another person is in sight.
As soon as I leave, I start dreaming of when I can come back.