Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dowry Creek Marina – A Trip to Kitty Hawk

The Wright Memorial
Don and Liz Bunch were good enough to loan us the use of their car for the day so we could drive to the outer banks where we’ve never been. We took advantage of the opportunity to see Kitty Hawk where Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight. The national park there is everything that a park should be. It’s in a glorious setting, there’s lots of things to see by walking around, it’s dog friendly and there’s a sculptor that the kids love to play on and pretend to be in the picture when the scene it depicted happened. You don’t mind your tax dollars at work for such sculptors when both adults and kids can enjoy the result.

The Very First Powered Flight! - Right Here!
 Getting to the outer banks, we crossed over the same bridge that opened for us when we came down the ICW on the Alligator River. There were still small craft advisories out and the few boats that passed through the bridge were really bucking up and down in the rough waters. It’s supposed to calm down Sunday and we’re planning on moving to the anchorage outside Zeising’s house.

Sculpter Recreating the First Flight
Tonight we went to the clubhouse for drinks with the rest of the boaters in the marina. This place is more of a yacht club than a marina and I can’t say enough good things about it. They even had a telescope and I got it working for the first time tonight to look at the moon and Jupiter. They were amazed.