Emerald Isle, North Carolina
April 18, 2005
Our first stop was a quaint teahouse at Lake Barrine. There was a beautiful garden for a great photo opportunity. This would be an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding. It is so beautiful. We asked for scones and tea even though they were not on the menu, and of course, they served them. We sat on a deck facing Lake Barrine, which is a crater lake.
Our next stop took us slightly off the loop to a small town named Yungaburra. There was a great little shop there that had fabulous woodworking. I'm not sure of the name, but it’s on the main road in Yungaburra. The stop we made was the Curtain Fig Tree. Look at my pictures. There is really no way to describe it.
We then got back on the loop about 10 miles back and stopped at Milla Milla Falls next. It is a beautiful falls, and you can swim at the bottom of the falls if you want. Next, we stopped at Zillie Falls. This one you can only see from the top. This was my least favorite of the falls. The last waterfall we stopped at was Ellinjaa Falls, and it was the most beautiful. You could also swim at the base of these falls.
We went a little farther on the loop and stopped at a unique place called Paronella Park. Look for a separate entry on this place. We did not make many stops on the way back, but there were several other things to see.
From journal The Best of Both Natural Worlds