Graveyard of the Atlantic. It has a lot of information and exhibits on the many shipwrecks along the coast here. I got Fred to pose for the above photo haha. Doesn't he look perfect actually? We had a really good time looking around. Then we thought we would geocache our way back. We ended up with having a fantastic day full of geocaching. We got 14 new ones today. Making our total for vacation 27 already. Here are a few of my fav photos...
The Cora Tree was
immortalized in Charles Harry Whedbee’s classic book Blackbeard’s Cup
and Stories of the Outer Banks, which claims the twisted old tree is
cursed by a witch.
The legend says that Cora was an old woman who lived alone with only her
baby in a shack near the tree in the 1700s. Whenever she would go to
town, bad things would happen, and she was eventually accused of being a
witch and set to be burned along with her child at the base of the
Just as the fire was about to be lit, Cora’s baby reportedly turned into
a giant cat with green eyes and a red mouth, and it fled into the
nearby woods. Lightening then struck the tree, but when the smoke
cleared, Cora was gone. All that remained were the letters C O R A
burned into the tree trunk, which are said to be still visible today.
No luck finding the C O R A but I did find the geocache in the tree.
We got pizza and brought it back to the room. We have planned to spend tomorrow grabbing more geocaches since we had so much fun today.