Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Island Cats of Ocracoke: Part III vacation photos

Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest OPERATING lighthouse.
There are others older but they are not in service.
In 1798, a 54' wooden tower was built on this point on Ocracoke Inlet to mark the channel.
After the inlet shifted it was replaced by a light vessel in 1820.  In 1822 that light vessel was also affected by shifting sands.  This same year Congress authorized the funding to build this lighthouse.
It is 75' tall and shines 14 miles out to sea.  it emits a constant fixed beam.
It is not for climbing like most lighthouses.
We were allowed to walk inside.  First opening on the left is a window note the thickness of the walls

 The park ranger at  the light house told mom 
Mr. Kitty has his own website...as of this writing Mom was
still searching for the websie.  Mom said Mr. Kitty was very friendly,
loved on everybuddy who passed by him.
FYI:  The peeps are traitors they rubbed and loved on him






CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT OCRACOKE ISLAND

FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON BLOGGER
DECIDED TO HIDE OUR big Lighthouse post YESTERDAY
IF YOU MISSED OUR LIGHTHOUSE POST CLICK
HERE

So mom tried all kinds of things to get yesterday's post fixed.
It was set to auto post at 12 am Wednesday.  We could see
the Wednesday post but no one else could see it.
Editing the time and reverting to draft then publishing again
I think what finally worked was editing the time to 5pm
she had been changing it to past times.  


32 comments:

  1. Oh the lighthouse looks so cool! I would love to see one in person one day!!
    Maddie said she would to, but the stairs? Not so much. Hahaha.
    xxoo

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  2. Hari OM
    .... oh I am glad you told about the post... I have been pulling all-nighters again and I was thinking I might have been hallluminotiring or something... cuz one minute i saw lighthouses - and the next they were gone.!!! Meanwhile back here.... WHAT WID DA FUR-RUBBING WID DA STRANGER CAT??? Madi, you gotta find a way to put reins on your mamma.... Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. Gail says she is envious of that kitty. It was her childhood fantasy to live on a lighthouse on an island. (I believe that she once, when asked at school what she wanted to be she she was 'grown up' she answered 'lighthouse keeper')
    We are now off to look at yesterday's post.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. We love learning about working cats, but this is the first lighthouse cat we have read about. Too cool!

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  5. I saw the post yesterday. It was great. That is the gorgeous lighthouse today. Wow. And what fun to see all kitties around there too. Have a great day.

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  6. We saw yesterday's post! We think those kitties are pawsome!

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  7. this is a really pretty lighthouse.. i like the clean lines and the bright white color. and Mr. kitty is beautiful and looks like he has other kitties with him, also looks like he was not happy with your visiting there Miss Madi... i looked at a lot of pages of the island, it is a beautiful place. i love the stilt houses.

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  8. wow a kitty with a lighthouse... that's pawsome... seems Mr. Kitty lives my mommas greatest dream (I'm sure she sighed as she saw the stairs LOL)

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  9. Madi, It's hard not to run and pet loving kitties. Blogger can be a booger at times.

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  10. Those sweet kitties have a pretty terrific job taking care of the light house!

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  11. I think we are going to ship off some of our 951 +4 to that island.
    stella rose

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  12. Those kitties are beautiful. Mom really enjoys exploring those lighthouses
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  13. Mum and I (plus, of course Sixpence and Tigger) were able to read your post yesterday. Mum said that seeing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Okrakoke Island one brought back memories of when my hubrother was a wee pup (early 1969) and they all drove down there for a vacay. She said at the time she was taking oil painting lessons and tried to do a canvas of the Hatteras lighthouse in its original spot!! Mum is the first one to say that the painting was a disaster and she thinks it got thrown out soon after they got home and she quit the lessons!!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE the lighthouses and Mr. Kitty is adorable (of course....he's a ginger!!!)..........how nice that he's the official greeter at the lighthouse too. Nice job. Love all the kitties in fact - I'm thinking maybe that would be a good job to get - wonder what the salary is?!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  15. What a wonderful sightseeing trip to take, yes we missed part II so we will back up and check it out!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  16. What a great post and great pictures. WE would love to see Mr Kitty's website.

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  17. Bootyful fotos and such cute kitties.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  18. Mr Kitty is very handsome, but he would never measure up to you!!! We saw that other post appear in our feedly but when we clicked on it it said it was not available. Silly blogger.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  19. ~~~~~ waves two all ewe kittehz....everee one looks well cared for ....& madi...tell yur mom we sneeked over two google & we canna find his website either ~~~~ ???

    ♥♥♥

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  20. SHE's happy you can't walk up the light house....takes 'looking like a chicken' out of the equation...MOL! Glad you could tell Mr Kitty that your pawrents are taken. Guess they were missing you so much, that they can be forgiven for patting a substitute.

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  21. Mr Kitty looks very handsome. It was nice for your peeps to meet the local cats during their holiday.

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  22. Heck with the lighthouses, I want to go see all the kitties :) I did see your post yesterday, very nice and I am still impressed you walked up all the stairs. :)

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  23. We did miss the first lighthouse post. Thanks for letting us know so we could go back and see it. Thanks for taking us along on such a fun history lesson of all those lighthouses.

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  24. Madi i love lighthouses! and if i could get a chairlift would live in one in a heart beat..imagine the fab storms at sea you would see..see..:) and what a handsome Mr Kitty :) we have a resort we visit that has a house kitty and he is adorable..turned up as a stray and stayed...he is looked after by the staffs and does room visits :) his name is Max :) great shots and sorry the peeps were unfaithful..tell the Mum good luck with the glitches..urghhh loves Fozziemum xx

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  25. Gorgeous photos of this Lighthouse, Ceciia!!
    So many cats to remind you of Madi at home!!
    Madi must have smelled some feline scent on you! LOL
    Hugs,
    Kathy and Molly

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  26. We wonder if these cats are some long lost cousins of ours. :) We have a lighthouse on our island too, but we've never visited it.

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  27. What a neat place! Looks like fun, especially with all of those kitties!

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  28. How very cool...Mama says she kind of wishes she were a Lighthouse Cat sometimes!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  29. OMD, I did miss your big postie yesterday!! Ma will read it next...butts she had to say how FABulous that lighthouse is!!! Ma has always loved lighthouses! We got lots here on the West Coast, and lots within
    50mil , so they are pretty cool! Bummer is, most don't allow visitors in them anymore. When Ma was a wee lass, when the dinos still roamed the earth, they were still letting peeps in them, so she still remembers how cool they are inside! (and small! ☺)
    LOVES the kitteh!!! I hopes you can find his bloggie...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  30. What a beautiful lighthouse and so clean and white!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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