We moved on to a town called "Sealevel (and it was...at sealevel that is). Staying at Cedar Creek Campground (cedarcreekcampgroundandmarina.com/),
where we saw some very interesting local residences.
The weather had taken a turn for the worse, being overcast and rainy. The rain stopped mid-morning, but it was very windy.
These conditions created 2 problems: #1: the artist prefers to sketch with shadow, which requires sunlight. But even this obstacle could be overcome if he had to. The real issue was the wind #2: the swells in the sound were 10 feet and NO ferry captain was going out under those conditions. So we had 5 days to cool our heels, and explore the neighborhood.
In the small world category: On Friday we went to the Cape Lookout Visitors Center (www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm) and ran into a couple we had met last spring, when they visited The Cradle of Forestry, to see some old friends working with us there at that time. We had a great chat. It was fun to pick the brains of other people who are doing the same thing we are, and have been at it longer.
So, this night find us on an 18 hour journey across hill & dale to grieve and celebrate Lisa’s life with family and friends. We will return in a week and pick up where we left off along the outer banks of North Carolina.