17 June 2006

pix from the trip

I finally got all our vacation pix edited and up on flickr. Going through them this morning was so much fun, and made me want to turn right around and go back to the beach.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Outer Banks, they are the thin barrier islands that run almost the entire length of the coast of North Carolina. There's only one bridge that connects it to the mainland, at Kitty Hawk (where the Wright Brothers first flew an airplane). The farther north and south you go from Kitty Hawk, the more isolated it becomes. This year we rented the cutest little cottage all the way at the northern end near the village of Corolla. Like the rest of the Outer Banks, Corolla is becoming more densely populated with enormous beach houses, but happily still retains its charming fishing village kind of feel.

The beaches are never crowded and the sand is ultra-soft. I love it. I want to go back.

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