A Visit To The Outer Banks
(Uniola paniculta) cover the dunes and crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia) blooms every where.
I came to find out that the coastal community benefited from the moderating effect of the ocean and bays much as it does here on Long Island. And being a few hundred miles further south than where I live, that tempering of the seasonal highs and lows was even more pronounced. In fact, on the barrier beaches and surrounding islands, the yearly lows rarely drop below freezing or go above 90 degrees. If you were to go inland several miles, this would be a very different scenario.
Looking out at the tidal marshes from atop the Bodie Lighthouse.Jockey's Ridge , a giant dune formation near Nag's Head.