Evening at Ocean Isle Beach.
He looked down the lit walkway. Beyond... Nothing. Night. Endless darkness. It made him introspective, this walkway into the endless nothing. He thought about his friends, his family, those he loved and who loved him. His enemies, those he hated, those who had hated him. He thought about stepping off and falling into eternity, disappearing. With a soft smile, he decided to turn his back, and walk back into the light.
Old Baldy, located on Bald Head Island, is considered NC's oldest standing lighthouse. It was the second light built on the island, after the first one was washed away by beach erosion. It wil be two centuries old in 2017. Surrounded by a picturesque grove of trees, the lighthouse stands today as a monument to the men and women of the Lifesaving services that preceded the coast guard.