June 2019- We have been in North Carolina for a couple weeks now, and realized that there is so much history just up the coast! The girls and I decided to do an educational field trip from Beaufort to Roanoke and Kitty Hawk.

dance circle Exploring Festival Park, a living history site with a Native American village along with an early colonial settlement.

roanoke reenacting

Audrey making furniture

outdoor theater on the sea Ready to see a live theater reenactment of The Lost Colony of Roanoke.

dragonfly Saw this beauty on a hike.

dragonfly nature journal Lorelei’s nature journal of our dragonfly friend

playing at the beach3 Splashing at the beach in Nag’s Head

Audrey at Wright Bros The Wright Brothers Memorial National Park

girls trip Girls’ Trip!

We had a fun visit from GranMiri and Papa while we were relatively close. They even stayed on the boat, which was a first for us, and one of our major reasons for wanting a bigger boat (to have guests). Yay!

shipbuilding museum with Papa Ship-building museum

dancing with GranMiri

reading with Papa

Shackleford Banks Wild colonial horses on the Shackleford Banks. The horses have been wild here since the Spanish ship went down here in the 1500s and they made it ashore.

GM & P in Beaufort

Time to move on! We packed up for a 4 day sail up to Massachusetts. It was starting to get pretty warm in North Carolina, so the cooler weather was a real treat!

Lo learning to steer a compass heading Lorelei learning to steer a compass heading

Keeping a bit of a faster pace, we only spent a short time in Cuttyhunk before moving on to Padanaram and then Onset.

Arriving in Cuttyhunk

Audrey in the flower field

flowers Beautiful Cuttyhunk. Our first stop in Massachusetts really set the bar high!

Lorelei with a daisy chain

Beach hike Beach hike in Cuttyhunk

playing ukulele with Grampsy in the cockpit We had a surprise visit from Grampsy!

Grampsy out for a sail We finally got to take my dad out for a sail on our new boat!

Lorelei with a giant ice cream Playing around in Provincetown

Grampsy with lobster and crab

Jacob looking out of provincetown

Lobster Pot sign

We finished off the month with a trip through the Cape Cod Canal, a nine-mile man-made cut connecting Buzzard Bay with Cape Cod Bay.

Audrey raising the Mizzen Audrey raising the mizzen

going through the capered canal

Next stop, MAINE!