July 5 . . . a Sunday
We wondered if it was someone blowing a duck horn, but now that we heard it over and over, all night and all morning, you're convinced there is a real duck or similar animal making noise over at the house next to the campsite.
It rained again last night. It has rained every day and we cannot seem to get away from it.
For the most part the many campers here were quiet last night. There were a few that had to ruin it for the rest of us. The camper is directly behind us were setting off fireworks around midnight. It was nice to be able to watch the fireworks from the tent windows, but we really wanted to sleep. We were exhausted.
There were people awake till almost 2 a.m. making noise. I never understand how people can be so inconsiderate to all the others camping around them in such a close.
We want around 6 a.m. not having slept well. The shower house was a really nice looking building, but it looked like the showers themselves not been maintained in years. They were dirty to me. And hot and sticky and humid. Regardless, I was thankful to have a shower because it makes my day all better.
I have decided to not go see the wild horses. I had read that they were not on the ocean at this time of year but back in the sandy area. There is also the cost factor of about $200. We have somewhere in Missouri where we know wild horses run through the tent site that we want to go to camp in August. I would rather see them naturally for free.
In addition we need to begin heading back toward Missouri and have to watch our time and think about where we will be staying the next night.
A bee had made its way into our tent and hubby took a plastic bag and batted it all over the tent trying to get it to go out. We had a good laugh.
We visited the national Monument where the Wright brothers took the first motorized flight. Inside the museum, we read all the information on the walls. Then listen to the end of the interpretive story in front of the life-size replica of the original plane and the glider. They were built to be working units.
In this picture I'll be is pretending to fly in the hanger replica where the Wright brothers is the plane.
At the top of the dune you could see around 360° and see ocean or the sound they almost completely around it. I took some video with my but no photos at the top. I did take photos with my big camera at the top that I will look at when I get home.
We were in all at the massive amount of people for miles and miles that we could see along the shore. For as far as we could see there were people on the beach. We reflected on how wonderful our beach experience was when we had a very private beach. I do not think I would enjoy a crowded beach experience. There were people and young children far out into the ocean he did not seem to be one bit afraid of the seven recent shark bites in this area. There was so much noise with lots of children screaming and shouting for fun.
As it was, there was only one other campsite occupied in the loop where we were located, so it was very quiet and peaceful. Yay!
This is the first time, however, that the weather apps showed a red area coming our way. After our experience with our tent trying to blow away on the Outer Banks, we were a bit nervous, but not really, as we stalked the radar waiting for the storm to hit. Our tent did not blow at all with the protection of all the green trees. All we heard was the rain on the roof, as we drank our wine and ate or chips and relaxed while laying on the air mattress. We can hear the cicadas in the trees even through the rain.
We are bored with reading vacation brochures. Even though we have them on our tent, we are not reading them. We have one day and one night left before the drive home. They have some ideas of what we want to do, but will bring them together in the morning.
For now we are enjoying the moment at this campsite. We love having a different view and different experience every night. How boring and non-thrilling to stay in the same place at night after night.
Really reflected on how great it is that each and every person's vacation is different, based on what they like to do. We like nature and slightly thrill seeking and adventures and seeing new things and new views created by God. We like for it to constantly be changing so we can appreciate each and every moment. No theme parks for us, baby. No sitting in one location for days on end. We are on the move and on the view.
We are thankful for tonight we may actually get some good sleep when this rain stops. It is very quiet and peaceful here. Except for the God created cicadas making noise in the night. But hey, it's not much different than the fan I like having blowing in the room for a noise while I sleep. It is a nighttime serenade.