As I already said, lighthouses attract us, even if it means making a detour from the route. This time we decided to visit the oldest of North Carolina’s lighthouses, Bald Head Island Lighthouse, first lit in 1817. As its name suggests, the lighthouse is located on Bald Head Island, part of Cape Fear. The island itself is unique – besides the lighthouse, there are numerous cottages on it, which are a favourite vacation spot for many who come here by ferry. There are no petrol cars on the island and only converted golf carts and bicycles serve as means of transportation. Despite the rainy weather and the lighthouse being closed to the public, we were able to enjoy the beauty of this island – its completely southern-looking trees, sandy beach with dunes, historical artifacts and green lifestyle.