Cops and Tyres
Trip Start Sep 23, 2010
366Trip End Jul 13, 2012
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As the weather
seemed to be brightening, we headed off towards Cape Hatteras National Seashore, (or what was left of it). On the way, we noticed that although the vibration had gone, the sway was still there but not as exaggerated. We will have to get it checked out later. We arrived at the seashore around 1pm and after checking with the Visitor Centre where we were allowed to go, we headed north to Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Here we had lunch and just took some photos and had a look around the Outer Banks Centre for Wildlife Education, which had a small aquarium of fish and a decoy exhibit. We then headed south to the Wright Brothers National Memorial which is where they took their first flight. We continued south until Bodie Island Lighthouse and then had to turn around as this was as far as we could get before Hurricane Irene's new inlet
back. Nice man! After checking email and enjoying a hot fudge sundae we headed back to the van and settle in for the night, watching two Hotel Babylon episodes and then to bed.
Up at 7.30am and moved the van across the road to a garage that Pritchen, the StateTrooper, had recommended. We had checked last night that they openedat 8am, but when we got there, they were already open and working onanother vehicle. We explained our swaying and vibrating
problem andthe mechanic came and looked at our tyres and told us that the sparewas also bad. He then went and checked his used stock of tyres, but unfortunately, he didn't have our size, so we had to order new ones from a company just down the road. About a couple of hours later,over $200 out of pocket and we were on the road again, only to stop 2 minutes down the road at McDonalds to check email again. This done we headed off in search of the Blue Ridge Parkway.