Eastern Home & Travel May/June 2017 - Page 43

Like a shimmering mirage, the wild horses of Shackleford Banks seem to float on the waters of Bogue Sound, their heads bent over as they graze on salty sea grass. On this, the southern-most barrier island in Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Lookout Lighthouse rises as a sentinel, guarding this peaceful kingdom, its distinctive pattern of black-and-white diamonds visible for miles.