Flight: NC OBX to Charlotte

I had the unfortunate task of driving to Charlotte in January, for work. It took a nauseating 7 and a half hours, and I vowed that the next time, I will fly. Thus, the flight was from Manteo to Charlotte, and I decided to head down the OBX and inland, taking an hour side jaunt to make it interesting.

I can’t put to words how stunning the OBX was from the air. Water was clear on the sound and ocean sides, air was clear, and the sun was bright. Colors were clear and crisp, and the inlets and capes were incredible. Given the amount of photos, all of which are worth perusing, I’ll let them speak for themselves.

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US 64 Bridge to Bodie Island at Nags Head
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Oregon Inlet
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Oregon Inlet
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Oregon Inlet
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Oregon Inlet
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Brackish Water Mixing with Pamlico Sound, Pea Island
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Pea Island Bridge
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Classic OBX – Atlantic Ocean, NC 12, Pamlico Sound
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Just north of “Canadian Hole”
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Cape Hatteras
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Cape Hatteras with ocean currents
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South Side of Hatteras Island
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Tidal Flows – Hatteras Inlet, Hatteras Island in Background
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Tidal Flows – Hatteras Inlet, Hatteras Island in Background
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Ocracoke Island, Pamlico Sound

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Pamlico Sound, just north of Ocracoke village
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NE side of Ocracoke, NC
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Ocracoke, NC – Looking NW
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Ocracoke Inlet
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New Drum Inlet, Marsh Side
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Ophelia Inlet
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Ophelia Inlet

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Ophelia Inlet

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Ophelia Inlet, Tidal Flows
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Ophelia Inlet, Tidal Flows
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Back Sound, Shackleford Banks
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Cape Lookout, Looking out into the Atlantic
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Cape Lookout, Looking toward land
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Back side of Cape Lookout
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Back Sound, Looking NE Along Cape Lookout National Seashore
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Shore of Shackleford Banks
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Farm Fields in Eastern NC
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