This morning was positively balmy as we set out in 23 deg. weather for Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks. The reason for the warmer temperatures was of course that there was cloud cover, which meant of course that there would be no spectacular sunrise to capture, and furthermore that in all probability it was going to rain. Correct on both counts, and soon after this image was taken of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at about 6.45am, we made a decision to cut our losses at the OBX for this time and head back to Charleston. The miserable drive home through steady rain confirmed that this was a good move. The OBX are quite unique, and so vulnerable to the onslaught of irresponsible encroaching development and the threat of erosion from the elements. I will go back – but not in winter.