Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Thursday, April 18, 2013


A long drive to Hatteras - the Alligator River bridge was out so scenic detour with lots of interesting stuff on the way.

Fields of rapeseed (Brassica napus) cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed - the third largest source of vegetable oil (canola) in the world.


Lunch in Engelhard with the locals at Big Trout Marina Cafe.  It was the best flounder and sweet tea just like I like it - EXTRA SWEET! 

Well, you can't ride thru the swamps without seeing something out of the ordinary.
This turtle was HUGE - look at those toe nails and his tail had spikes - he looked like something out of a prehistoric movie.
We (or I should say me) was gonna try and move this guy across the road - well, it didn't happen.

Moving some sand around.  It was chilly - temps here were much better. 
Lots of good food and fun with my quilting buddies.