The Wright Memorial is the site of the first airplane flight in history on 17 December 1903. The memorial is run by the National Park Service. Rangers give a talk on the 1903 flight and explain the basics of flight: roll, pitch and yaw. Ironically, the original Wright Brothers airplane was taken by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. In my...more
Up and down the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the beaches are a must. They are a must because the Gulf Stream keeps them warm throughout the summer and early autumn. Fishing is also good through here. Throughout North Carolina, the beaches are public property. That is, property owners, no matter how rich are prohibited by law from walling off the...more
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We stayed here over the Christmas Holiday and enjoyed it very much. We had an oceanfront room and it...more
3919 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
1206 Harbor Court, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 27949, United States
Good for: Business
Keeper's Galley serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week in season. Breakfast, which is available until noon, features waffles, eggs, pancakes, country ham, grits, toast, biscuits, and fish roe stirred into eggs. A breakfast buffet is also available in season. Lunch offers cold plates, seafood sandwiches, and hearty clam chowders. The...more
The restaurant is called La Fogata (Spanish for "the bonfire" which are "prohibido" in Kitty Hawk). Our waiter was great. He could carry a large number of platters without a tray. Instead, he terraced them on his arm that was shielded from the heat with thick cloth. For dessert, Fernando and I shared what is called fried ice cream. I don't quite...more
The Wright Memorial Bridge crosses the Pamlico Sound from Harbinger to Kitty Hawk. There is a hump in the middle to allow for taller ships. Obviously, it was named for Kitty Hawk's most famous residents, Orville and Wilbur Wright who invented the first airplane (despite similar claims by Santos Dumont down in Brazil). As we were coming from the north, the sharp left turn onto the bridge meant we were almost there (either to the Sykes cottage in Kill Devil Hills or the flat in Duck).
Imagine coming to the beach totally unprepared...no towel, no bathingsuit, no sun block, etc. Wings will save the day. It did for Fernando his first night here. See, he packed everything he needed for the beach. The only trouble was, Delta Airlines lost his luggage. It was in transit, but still not in his hands that first night. On the way back to...more
A local chain, based in Point Harbour on the mainland, with a handful of locations in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head, Brew Thru is the only drive-thru convenience store I've seen. They offer beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, ice and more. "Cartenders" serve you in the comfort of your vehicle. They are famous not only for this...more
If you look at a map, the whole of North Carolina's Outer Banks poke out prominently in the Atlantic Ocean. That makes them a prime target for hurricanes. In the northern Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season runs from 1 June through to 30 November. When you visit the Outer Banks, you will see prominently displayed Hurricane Evacuation Route signs...more
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: These are things that you must slip into your bags.. Bombay Gin - corona Although you aren't alowed to have them at the camp ground if you are quiet about it no one will be the wizer.
I don't play golf, but it would seem that this would be a good location for a course - lots of natural sand for sand traps, and any hurricane damage could be just incorporated in the course.
I think this is a picture of the Sea Scape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk, but there is also Nags Head Golf Links (252) 441-8073 to the south and The Currituck Club (252) 453-9400 to the north, plus three clubs on Roanoke Island 1. The Carolina Club (252) 453-3588 2.. The Pointe Golf Club (252) 491-8388 and 3. Kilmarlic Golf Club (252)491-4220
Equipment: Golf clubs are available for rent
Dates Rates Twilight Rates
April 11 - May 30 $75 $60 (after 2 pm)
May 31 - June 10 $90 $70 (after 2 pm)
June 11 - August 14 $100 $80 (after 3:30 pm)
August 15 - September 5 $90 $70 (after 2 pm)
September 6 - October 23 $75 $60 (after 2 pm)
October 24 - November 27 $65
November 28 - December 31 $45
May 31 - October 23 $60
Three Day Passes
April 11 - May 30 $180
May 31 - June 10 $225
June 11 - August 14 $260
August 15 - September 5 $215
September 6 - October 23 $170
October 24 - November 27 $130
November 28 - December 31 $115
Rates Include Cart and Green Fee
Ask about our Two-Day Pass with Kilmarlic Golf Club!
I am encouraged to learn the National Park system has started using renewable fuels.
Fondest memory: I saw alot of solar power being used in the Outer Banks. Thank God people are waking up to the impending OIL crisis and couragous enough to fight the system!