November 2014

We left Ottawa on November 4th and made it to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. We knew the cold weather was coming and that we would only have a day or two in the park, we decided to hike the Ampersand Mountain trail and it was beautiful. On November 7th the cold weather pushed us into New Jersey where we drove the Jersey Shore-meh but Cape May was fabulous!

We decided to spend 5 days in the Victorian town of Cape May exploring the seaside and practicing our “birding” skills in their National Wildlife Refuge. While in New Jersey we also visited the very aptly named Pine Barrens which had one of the few campgrounds that was open this time of year. The Pine Barrens were certainly worth visiting however the scenery did not change much, pine trees as far as the eye can see.

We arrived in Assateague Island National Seashore on Nov.20th and fortunately the campground was open so we booked in for three nights. We thought we would have to go searching for the famous horses of Assateague but luckily a group of four seemed to like the campground so we did not have to stray far to get some great photos.

We also spent 2 beautiful days in Washington DC walking “the mall.”  We are not keen on visiting many big cities but Washington DC was well worth the visit.  We had fantastic weather for walking “the mall” a great outdoor space; the memorials, the buildings, the tree lined avenues, the Smithsonian, just fabulous!

By the end of November we had reached North Carolina.  The Outer Banks was high on our list of must visit destinations and it did not disappoint but a couple of places in North Carolina blew us away;  Jockey’s Ridge Sand Dunes and the Wright Brothers memorial.  We would not have visited these sites if locals had not told us about them.

Please click here if you would like to see our November album on Flickr.

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