We had a family wedding to attend up the coast in North Carolina last weekend.
On Friday morning The Writer played golf with the guys
and I hung out waiting for our room to be available.
My entertainment was assisting a turtle bent on crossing a road and parking lot.
I was afraid a car would come along and crush him so I picked him up, carried him east
across two lanes, and deposited him in some greenery where he seemed to be headed.
My good deed done, I returned to the car and my book.
An hour or so later I looked up from the world of my book and there was the turtle, right back in the traffic, heading west. After dodging cars he became stymied by a curb, trudging along it toward a corner where he would be boxed in.
Once again, me to the rescue!
I carried him to the west side of the road this time and placed him in the grass.
I watched him for a while and he disappeared so I thought he was safely
where he wanted to be.
A couple hours later The Writer was putting his clubs in the back of the car. "Hey," he said. "Look at this! There is a turtle crossing the road back here." Sure enough, there was the same silly turtle, AGAIN walking across the road and parking areas, oblivious to golf carts and cars!
Remember that tired old joke about why did the chicken cross the road???
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On Saturday we did a bit of sightseeing which included the newest and oldest lighthouses in North Carolina, the Oak Island Light and Coast Guard Station, built in 1958, and Old Baldy built in 1817.
Unlike most lighthouses in the U.S., Oak Island has ladder instead of a spiral stairway with 131 steps. We went up about a fourth of the way, and the ladders are a challenge to climb.
The lights are 169 feet above the water and the concrete foundation pilings are 67 feet deep.
The photo above is taken from the dunes on the beach. Behind us is Bald Head Island with a black speck a bit to the left of the center of the photo below, which is Old Baldy, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, 200 years old. Old Baldy is 90 feet tall.
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And finally, to the main event ...
a beach wedding