Columbus Day Outing

13 10 2008
Today we took the Atlantic Beach day trip I wrote about last year. The temps were forecasted to reach 80 degrees and the tourists are long gone.

First we started at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Admission is $8 per person.

Lisa in front of the Living Shipwreck tank

Lisa in front of the Living Shipwreck tank

 This is our first visit to the aquarium since the renovation. They did a great job!

Tidal Marsh Walk

Tidal Marsh Walk

Larry and I

Larry and I

Lisa the Hermit Crab

Lisa the Hermit Crab

We went to lunch at the Crab’s Claw restaurant. It was OK. Larry and I had the crab cake sandwich while Lisa had the hamburger. They do not season their food. The only food with any flavor was the barbecue sauce on the bacon wrapped scallops. Our sandwiches came with a potato salad made from red-skinned potatoes and mayonnaise. Nothing else. I was disappointed.

After lunch, we traveled up Hwy 58 to Fort Macon State Park. We spent a good hour visiting the exhibits and walking the grounds of the fort.

Fort Macon

Fort Macon

Fort Macon

Fort Macon

We also went down to the park’s beach. 
Beach at Fort Macon State Park

Beach at Fort Macon State Park

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