Cape Hatteras Light House

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After almost no sleep and a lot of driving we arrived at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with a little time to spare.  No I wish I had stopped at the worlds largest hammock and taken some photo's.  Admission to the National seashore is free but we had to pay to climb the lighthouse; however it wasnt that expensive and I had a discounted rate.  We had to wait untill the rangers opened the lighthouse for the day and checked out everything topside, the weather was looking good so we were good to climb to the top.  On average the rangers say the lighthouse can be climbed in about 15 mintes, for me it took longer but I made it all the way to the top!  I took many pictures of the surrounding area and then we decided we should start headin back down because we saw a bus load of people making their way over to the lighthouse.  The stairs are narrow so walking side by side in opposite directions would be tough, just climbing down the stairs alone was tough enough.  My knees almost gave out a time or two, it really is a steep climb thankfully there are landings all the way up.  After reaching the ground again we made our way to the visitors center and stamped our passport books and then got back on the road, our next stop would be the one we missed yesterday which was the Wright Brothers Memorial.
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