Welcome back, to another episode of the FTCO Podcast! You can listen along to the podcast here:
A Fascinating History About the Outer Banks
Some of the early settlers of the Outer Banks were called “Wreckers.” They made their living by scavenging shipwrecks and would lure ships to their destruction. They would hang lanterns on their horses’ necks and walk them along the beach. The bobbing motion of the lanterns on the horses’ necks would appear to the ships as another ship. The unsuspecting captain would then drive straight to the land, following these false lights. The Outer Banks were then called “The Great Graveyard of Atlantic”.
A Great Place for Fishing
On our last trip there, we saw a local man come up from the sea with his paddleboard. On the back of his paddleboard, there’s a spear sitting upright, with 15 to 20 fishes that are about 4 to 6 lbs. He was sitting on his paddleboard from 9 am to 2 pm, simply spearing Triggerfish. He even asked us to take pictures of him holding his fish and spear.
One tip in fishing is that you hold them between their eyes, and that makes the fish paralyzed. On the dock area, you also have to look out for the fishing lines. Brian’s son once ran into them while playing.
The Largest Aerial Adventure Park in Outer Banks
We also went to the Corolla Adventure Park, the largest aerial adventure park in Outer Banks. It’s basically a giant jungle gym. In the middle, they have this main tower which has four stories that go up, and in each story, there are three obstacle courses that circles back to the main tower. It gets harder as you go up. We loved the ziplines. It was a 2-hour trip there, but it was a lot of fun.
The Food Experience in Outer Banks
They have a great selection of fresh seafood. The ambiance and food were really great. They went to a place called Paper Canoe, which had excellent service and a fun menu. It was the highlight of our trip. One of the food highlights you don’t want to miss is the Duck Donuts. It’s a franchise. You get to choose your topping, drizzle, and coating and you can watch how it is made. Brian’s favorite is Maple-glaze with Freshly-cooked Bacon Crumbled on Top.
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