It’s Monday and back to work you go. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. As I head home from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and paradise I’m looking forward to the week ahead. I am excited to be back home and have a full weeks schedule shooting for clients.

With all my travels, what I find most intriguing is when I happen upon something that makes me stop, look and go “HMMMMMMMM!?!?!?!” Such was the case on a recent trip to the island of Ocracoke. Having finished a days shoot and with a hour to kill before we were to catch the ferry back to Hatteras, we decided to take Ramp 59 which provides the closest vehicle access to the beach near the ferry docks. With the sun settling in the west, we drove out to the point and came across a series of pilings in a pool of seawater. How wonderfully mesmerizing and beautiful the formation was. It was as if the pilings were guardians of the coast, soldiers left behind from a time forgotten. For a moment, the historical significance of Black Beard’s adventures around the islands and his infamous capture and beheading on Ocracoke gave magical allure to the setting. Fantasy finally gave way to the reality of the moment. With the last fleeting rays of the sun, I realized it was time to head back to catch the ferry.

The pilings are actually the remains of a structure that was once part of the former dock for the Hatteras ferry’s, established in the 1950’s, coming to Ocracoke. A lasting tribute if you will to those early days and to those that heeded the call of island adventure.

Ocracoke Island

For the record, any of the images you have seen in this or any or the previous blogs are available for corporate and private collection, as well as for stock use. Just contact me.

Best regards …….