Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Kitty Hawk sunrise

Sunrise

 

Da plane

 

Landing markers

Monument

Kites

Anyone can fly a kite

 

Now THIS is a truck camper!

 

Dunes of Dare

Largest in the east

Very nice

More kites

A lot o sand

Reconstruction

Beach art

Atlantic ocean

Here kitty

Avon harbor

Nice

Lawn knome


We woke to a beautiful morning and walked a mile to Church then packed up for a day of sightseeing. First up was the site of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight at Kitty Hawk. There was an interesting display at the visitor center and then walking the grounds where markers showed the landing spot of all four successful flights that December day in 1903. We also enjoyed the professional kite flying competition that was going on. Outside of the roped off area for the pros many people were flying kites on a perfect day for that activity. We walked to the top of Kill Dare Hill to the monument commemorating the Wright Brothers that was built in the 1920's. Next up was Jockey's Ridge State Park and the largest sand dunes on the east coast. When I was a boy my parents took us to these dunes which we have always called the Dunes of Dare. It was very neat. Back on the road to Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a scenic drive. We stopped at a light house that was under repair and then at the beach. We pulled into a very nice Passport America campground and got half off. This is manageable place and nicely kept camp, very attractive. We did quite a bit of walking yesterday plus some biking when we got into camp. It was a good day. Enjoy the pics.



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