|My view of the Wright flyer|
|Cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew|
|Flights of stairs washed up on the Outer Banks|
|I bought two of these books!|
It was a big thrill to visit the site, but the Outer Banks were full of other surprises for me. Among them - this hand-painted mural on the wall of the local supermarket, advertising books by local author Charles Harry Whedbee, who had a very popular TV talk show in the 1960's. I went straight in and bought two of them. The first has been reprinted twenty times! Legends around the lost colony of Roanoke, Blackbeard the pirate and more were collected by Charles during his years of the talk show and compiled into these testaments. The books are a ripping read, but on top of that, I love the whole concept of that mural advertisement and am determined to have one myself!