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Driftwood Potential

Do you think of trees when you think of the beach? Me neither. But the Outer Banks of North Carolina aren’t your typical beach. Rife with history and lore, OBX also sports a beach on both the sound and the ocean, making for an incredible variety of beauty and options for activity. So finding the […]

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Why Did the Wright Brothers Go all the Way to Kitty Hawk for their Flights?

Why did the Wright Brothers go all the way to Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for their flights? Why not work at home? They heard it had the right land and wind conditions. The actual distances of their flights aren’t that impressive empirically, but to consider the reality of flight takes […]

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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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