After several mountain trips in Western North Carolina last year (Rocky Knob Bike Park, Boone, and Boone again) we got the itch for some weekend getaways to the North Carolina coast in 2015. Just one of the benefits of living in NC. Our favorite spot is the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area just south of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. It boasts miles of uncrowded pristine coastline and is a bird watchers delight. Pelican, Tern, Seagull, Sindpiper, and Willet sightings are almost a sure bet.
The highlight of the weekend was the almost mystical experience of watching the sun rise over the Atlantic. Here’s a real-time video of the final minutes leading up to sunrise.
I plan on using some of the Coastal Carolina Off-Road mountain bike races as an excuse for more trips to the coast in the weeks to come.