Outer Banks, North Carolina
 
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

There are about 480 stairs to climb to get to the top.  Needs to say, I was doing a little huffing and puffing.  All light house on the East Coast have distinctive paint designs to assist the boaters to know where they are.  This one is the most widely recognized by all people, not just boaters.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Outer Banks Dog Leg

Above looking south is the "Dog Leg" that was shown on the Map with the Atlantic Ocean. 

Below is looking west and the Pamlico Sound in the background.

looking west
Below is the township of Buxtan, with the light house parking in the right photo.
Buxtan, N.C.

Below is the restored lighthouse keepers house on the right and the helpers barracks on the left.  The barracks have now been converted to a museum.

Workers barracks and lighthouse keepers house
Most recognized lighthouse on East Coast
   
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