Duck Local Customs

  • Reel Red Horse
    Reel Red Horse
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    Winged Horses

    by grandmaR Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Other places have fiberglass animals painted with various themes. Locally in Calvert Co. MD, we have seahorses. In Chicago and London, England, they have cows. In Washington D.C., they have pandas. While driving back through Norfolk, Virginia from a recent business trip, Outer Banks Press President Linda Lauby noticed the city’s popular “Mermaids on Parade” exhibit and thought: “Why not come up with our own special event for The Outer Banks to coincide with the 2003 Centennial Celebration?”

    This is a not-for-profit endeavor which was 2003 Centennial Celebration of the “first powered flight in a heavier-than-air machine”

    Pegasus was a marriage of another spirited Outer Banks symbol – the roaming wild horses that survived the islands’ “Graveyard of the Atlantic” shipwreck history, and the first powered flight

    There were 100 unpainted white fiberglass horses. This colt (some of them are stallions) was outside of Chili Peppers.

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    Kite Flying

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 20, 2005

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    Kite from our balcony

    Every time we drove north to the condo unit, we saw Kitty Hawk Kites just south of the water tower. Then we saw someone on the beach in front of the unit flying a kite, which may have been one of their kites. Kite flying seems to be one of the favored activities, and it has the advantage that it doesn't matter whether the water is cold, and the more surf (and wind) the better. If you like to fly a kite, this is the place

    Address: HWY 12 Wee Winks Square in Duck

    They also have 11 other shops throughout the outer banks and they also offer tandem hang gliding, ultralight instruction, guided kayak ecotours, sport wall climbing, kite boarding, jet boat tours, and parasailing

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    Bird Watchers

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 9, 2005

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    Bird watching

    This is a great place to go bird watching, so many type and sizes. Bring your camera and have a ball. The sound side is were you will have the best luck, there are serveral walkways to get you out for a closer look. Also up in Corolla at the end of Route 12 as a paved road ( only 4X4's can go any further from there ) you will find the North Carolina Estuarine Reseach Reserve. Up there you will have a more interesting choice of Horses or birds, so if you take that trip take more batteries and memory for your camera!

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