Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beach Trip 2016 - Part 2 - Jockey's Ridge State Park

After we had eaten and dried off, we took a ride down to Jockey's Ridge State Park, which has some tall sand dunes that you can walk on and even sled down. They have a hang gliding school there because of the constant winds that blow over the dunes.

The rain left behind some significant "puddles" that were the size of ponds but only an inch or two deep.
We climbed to the top of one of the dunes and attempted to slide down on pizza sleds we had brought specifically for this.
It took a good deal of effort to pack down a run smooth enough to slide down.

Fortunately, the slope was gentle enough that the little went down with no problem.

From our vantage point, we could see the Atlantic Ocean...
as well as the Sound
Over at the hang gliding school, they had a replica of the Wright Brothers' glider that preceded the powered airplane. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see it in action.
The kids and I doing our best C3P0 impression... "Over here!"
At this point, it was getting hot and sticky. The littles were about ready to give up, so we started walking back while Rebecca stayed behind to do a little yoga on the dunes.
On the way, we found a shorter, but much steeper slope that worked much better for sledding.

Even Rebecca went down it when she caught up to us. :)

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