Our hosts there in Moyock recommended we have to stop for Duck Donuts on the Outer Banks, so we made that our first stop. From the bridge to the OBX, turn left and drive a couple miles north to the town of Duck.
Next we checked out the beach real quick and did our best to follow the rules. The beach here was pretty narrow; walk over the dune behind the houses and the water was right there, and it may have been high tide.
After a grocery big shop and lunch in the camper at Kitty Hawk, we continued south to the Wright museum.
|40 feet of rail for the launch dolly|
|Kill Devil Hill in the background where the glider flights were done. The workshop buildings and the large rock marking the Flyer launch point, with markers for the first three flights.|
|The first three flight markers, and gee look nearly a quarter mile down there, the 4th marker.|
|The camp / workshop building.|
|1903 Flyer cockpit: elevator lever, wing warping and coordinated rudder hip cradle control, engine, and airspeed indicator|
It was getting later in the afternoon, but we kept stopping at points of interest as we drove south, looking for a place to camp. All the state and national parks camping is closed for the season, or flooded out (Cape Point CG). And seems like most every place here specifically says no camping / parking.
Jockey's Point SP has large dunes, would be a great place to explore more.
And then just into the National Seashore is Bodie Island Lighthouse. Great looking peaceful spot way away from the road, the moon coming up, and the sun gone down, we were all set with a peaceful night.
So that worked for a while, until about 5:30 am, when we get the wake-up call: 'Knock, Knock, National Park Service Ranger.....'
|Oregon Inlet life saving station.|