Thursday, October 11, 2012
Beaufort, North Carolina
Our field trip to Beaufort was enhanced by the ghost of Blackbeard, the pirate Edward Teague. Everything about Beaufort points to the sea. Many lovely homes face east and are set high above the street. See how this house goes up, up, up! And although it is helpful to have a bird's eye view of the ocean (or even a slice of it), the real reason for this architectural height is to escape flood waters during hurricane season.
This very large replica was exquisite to see. Beautiful wood -- I guess this is also a "double ender"?