I set out today to hike cox hill as a steady start to summer conditioning, but on arrival at the 'Dawson Equestrian' car park and seeing the amount of snow still covering the tops I really couldn't be bothered. The thought of grunting through heavy melting snow and slipping all over the place just didn't appeal to me at all. So instead I just walked 14km on the Powderface Trail which is still closed since the 2013 floods, and really enjoyed it. Below are a few shots from my wander, click a small image for larger captioned images.
This incredible roadside attraction is exactly what road trips are all about, just three miles north of Alliance Nebraska it is a 'must see' site for any passer by. Luckily for me I had arranged to be passing by just recently. Click here to see the whole of this remarkable place.
On my way back to Calgary from North Carolina I decided to stop off and take a look around Chimney Rock in the Nebraska plains, and even though the crazy woman in the visitor centre told me there was no trail, I went to the trailhead and made the walk!! Click here to see more of Chimney Rock
Whilst staying in Elizabeth City we took a day trip north to Virginia Beach, it's was just a one hour drive from our hotel to plenty of amenities, eateries and shopping, so why wouldn't we recommend it anyone. Click here to find out more.
A visit to a piece of English and American history combined. Fort Raleigh is the site of the first English settlement in America which ultimately resulted an intriguing mystery that remains to this day. Click here to learn more about the 'Lost Colony' of Roanoke Island.
After visiting the Wright Brothers Memorial in the morning Sarah and I continued an additional 15 miles south on highway 12 to the beautiful Bodie Island Lighthouse before heading to the beach for a picnic on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Click here to see more of the wonderful Outer Banks
This is another bucket list moment for me and one Sarah really enjoyed too, standing on the mound at the Wright brothers memorial gives you goosebumps, it's hard to imagine that humanity went from this first flight of 852 feet to a moon landing in 66 years. Click here to see more of this historic place.
As we set out from our hotel in Elizabeth City North Carolina to visit the east coast at Kitty Hawk we spotted this little jetty just off the Camden Causeway and stopped to explore. This shot shows why I'm glad we did. Click here to see more of the dock.
Another of those stop off points en route to the east coast and what a beautiful choice it turned out to be. Sitting on a boat dock soaking up the sunshine with Sarah, planning our week ahead while looking over this beautiful scene was a great break in the journey. We took a walk around and grabbed a few more pics. To see more click here.
As we travelled from Greensboro to the east coast Sarah and I stopped off at this State Park to stretch our legs in the sunshine. We hiked a short trail before getting underway again. See more of the Eno River State Park by clicking here.
We arrived in Calgary, Canada on 29th December 2011 to continue our journey. This blog is intended to keep our family and friends informed whilst we explore Canada.You can use the RSS feed below to stay updated.
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