Bodie Light, Outer Banks, NC

This was the last picture I took on the Outer Banks.

In my several visits, I had never been to Bodie Light. I thought I’d hit it up before I drove home Saturday afternoon.

When I pulled into the parking lot, there was some kind of dune buggy convention/gathering going on. Lots of colorful little cars festooned with mostly middle-aged folks. They looked like they were having a great time. It seemed like an opportunity for some picture-making.

So I strolled over and took a few pictures. Then I felt a pinch on my forearm. I looked down to see that my torso was covered with mosquitoes. At least thirty of them. That explained why several of the revelers were letting off huge clouds of bugspray.

I still thought maybe I would check out the lighthouse. But there was a sign saying it was closed due to damage from hurricane Irene.

That was enough for me. I hightailed it back to my car. Before driving off, I spent a good five minutes cornering and squashing the mosquitoes that snuck into the car with me.

This little sting of unpleasantness at the end of my sojourn in the glorious OBX made it just slightly less hard to leave.

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