We left Williamsburg, VA a little bit wilted, but ready to arrive in Currituck County, in the extreme northeast corner of NC.
The word “Currituck” means “Land of the Wild Goose.” Currituck is currently known for the wild horses that roam the beach, but the area actually earned its name due to its early population of wild geese when the Algonquin Indians founded it. To make things more confusing, we stayed in the town of Duck! To our east was the Atlantic Ocean and to our west was the Currituck Sound.
While we were on these Outer Banks, we walked on a delightful boardwalk through a maritime forest, visited the wild horse museum, the Currituck Lighthouse, and the Kittyhawk Wright museum and memorial.
We also took a wild horse tour, of course. We had been looking forward to this expected photographic highlight, and yes, we found the horses. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the horses, but we think he was not a photographer and didn’t understand a photographer’s needs. We managed to get some reasonable photos anyway.
It was really warm and humid here, but our last day in Duck cooled down as we received the fringes of hurricane Ida.
More to follow soon. Having SO much fun!Wild