This has been a windy Spring for me, and the past week has certainly not disappointed in that regard. From the cold northerly winds to the warmer southerlies, it seems wind is the one constant on the mid-Atlantic coast. It’s is one reason why the Wright Brothers picked Kitty Hawk as their base; they learned to pilot gliders well before trying powered aircraft. This was one of many things I learned at the Wright Brothers National Memorial last week.
Friday and Saturday nights, I enjoyed the company of fellow Alto owners from Quebec, and we traded tips about trailers and camping spots each evening. Saturday was warm enough I wore shorts when we went to see the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
Sunday, we bid our farewells and they headed south while I turned north to keep creeping up towards Canada. I’m in Virginia now, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, and it’s a beautiful thing in stormy weather.
I’m here for a few more days, doing some camping with fellow Alto owners, then a couple of short hops, mostly sticking to the coast. I’m definitely enjoying the exploration of the Atlantic coastline!
Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you, smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, “Come and find out”.
Joseph Conrad (in Heart of Darkness)