Beach Nature Trail - Buxton NC - Outer Banks by MotherNature

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This trail is one of two I like to walk when we visit Buxton on Hatteras Island. The Loblolly Pine trees dominate. The trail angles from the road going to the beach down toward the beach.

There is WW11 burial site for a couple of British soldiers. I wasn’t aware that the British came to our aid and patrolled the Atlantic coast for German submarines which were coming close to shore with the intent to do us harm. Check it out here:

A quote fro the website referenced below is:
“Quiet little Buxton is located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks (OBX) and is well known for two things. Buxton is the location of the famous Hatteras Lighthouse. This is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States at 208 feet tall. Also Buxton has some of the nation’s finest ocean surf fishing at a location affectionately called by the locals “The Point”."

Highway 12 is now open and functioning well, so the website is just a tad out-dated about the damage from Hurricane Irene.

I used a texture from Textureking to enhance the photo.


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollalmost 2 years ago

    very beautiful !

  • Good morning, Annette:>). You’re so nice to come by and make this image a fave and lgive it such a nice comment – thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • jchanders
    jchandersalmost 2 years ago

    What a beautiful scene.

  • It really is, and walking the trail is a wonderful, restful experience. Thank you for dropping by!

    – MotherNature

  • Dave  Higgins
    Dave Higginsover 1 year ago

    Nice image I like the leading line Created by the road. I don’t know how you feel about cropping your work if you’re comfortable with it. I would recommend cropping about two thirds of the sky out of the image. It would put a greater emphasis on the leading line and make a more interesting image

  • I’m delighted you like the image and I’m also pleased you feel free to offer help. I’m grateful for suggestions, and when things quiet down a little, I think I’ll dig this image out of the external HD and try the crop you’ve suggested. My only problem with cropping is that the image becomes pretty small if I want it to print at 300 pixels per inch. I probably need a better camera, but first I need a better, more experienced me – LOL.

    – MotherNature

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot , I wonder where the path leads :)

  • I’ve never managed o et to the end, but the further you walk, the louder the ocean becomes. Every time I tried to go the whole way, it started to pour rain! Thanks for the nice comment and the fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Lightthinker
    Lightthinkerover 1 year ago

    Such a lovely trail. My sure fave.

  • It’s a pleasure to walk, listen to the birds and the wind and the ocean. Thank you for this wonderful comment and for the FAVE:>)

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature10 months ago

    Thank you for the fave, Nicolas:>) This is a beautiful place to walk.

  • John Rivera
    John Rivera9 months ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment, John:>)

    – MotherNature

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