Today is my last full day in North Carolina for now. I'll be driving 3½ hours back to the airport at Raleigh-Durham this morning and flying out late in the day.
That's Cape Lookout lighthouse on the right in the photo, taken with a very long zoom (30x). The lighthouse is 163 feet (50 meters) tall and 10 miles (16 km) from where I'm standing.
I'll arrive at Paris CDG airport early Friday morning French time (2 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time). Then I'll take the train back down to Touraine, with a 45 minute drive at the end — Walt's picking me up — to get to Saint-Aignan. I should be at home by about 1 p.m. after the 20-hour trip. I'll miss the nice weather here on the Carolina coast.