Category: Are We There Yet?

The Life of a Sand Dune. More Interesting than You’d Think.

This is the largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. And after climbing it, I believe it. All there is to see are sand and sky. And people flying kites or going hang- gliding. The wind is incredible due to the height and being between the sound and the ocean. The Wonder of Hang-Gliding […]

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Invisible Birds in the Outer Banks?

“More than 365 species make Pea Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina one of the best areas in the United States for birding.” I saw two: a small black one and a white one in the water. Are the others those new fangled invisible birds?  

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The Majesty of Wild Horses at the Outer Banks

These horses living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are descendents of those who came from Spain in the 1500s. Adapting to the land, their front legs are shorter than the rear so they can balance on the dunes and eat the sea oats. They can survive drinking brackish water (15% salt), which would […]

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How the Outer Banks Can Lure Even an Anti-Beach Person

Peekaboo of Water The beach and beauty hide themselves as you drive along the road at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A highway sided by craggy plants protects others who are more delicate. Only a mile wide at some points, the island has the incredible benefit of having both sunrise and sunset–on water–within arm’s […]

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Is that Fog or Clouds? The Most Common Question at Mt. Washington NH

They aren’t kidding when they call this New Hampshire route the “Road to the Sky.” Eight miles high at 20 mph, you have time to watch the earth descend below you and the fog and clouds envelope your car. It’s exhilarating and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because it’s one hell of a curvy road. And sometimes […]

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