These are some shots of the first sunrise outside our hotel at Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Kill Devil Hills is an odd name isn't it? On another post I will show some shots of the Wright Brothers National Memorial located in Kill Devil Hills. Can you believe I actually do sightseeing besides birding? For some reason I always thought the first flight took place in Kitty Hawk. We were up every morning around 6:30 to see the sunrise. We had the sunrise and sunset times memorized and tried to be in the right place each time. Our hotel was ocean front so we didn't have far to go to see the sunrise.
After watching the sunrise we would leave to eat breakfast and get an early start sightseeing and birding. The birds I saw on the beach near our hotel were mostly gulls, pelicans would fly by and a few Sanderlings. The Sanderlings are cute little peeps running away quickly from the waves. My hubby loves the rough ocean and the big waves and it can be hard to drag him away. We found some great looking sea shells on the beach and I finally got to see a live starfish. Really cool.
I loved seeing the beautiful rays from the sun rising behind the clouds. Click on the pic's for a larger image.
We were so busy watching the sun rising that I did not notice this fin ( at least it looks like a fin to me) until I looked at this shot below on my computer. I hope this was a dolphin and not a shark. It was close to the shore. I cropped this shot closer to show the actual dolphin fin and not all the waves.
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