Shot at Daybreak on the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the Town of Duck.
I visit the Outer Banks on a regular basis but it had been years since I actually drove into the Town of Duck. I had always viewed Duck as a wonderful oasis from the seemingly runaway development that has swept up and down the Outer Banks from Nags head to Southern Shores. Things have changed. A slick new sign announces your arrival. The quaint little black and white sign that just read “Duck” is long gone. Highway 12 which had been a rather charming two lane road has been urbanized: widened to multiple lanes to accommodate all of the traffic development has brought. Gated communities abound, filled with towering, multilevel beach castles; many tall enough to give their owners a view of both the Ocean and the Sound. Development, of course, is inevitable but you know, a part of me wishes I had not drove into Duck. I liked that visual picture I had way back, when Duck was, well, just Duck. Thanks for the look. Have a great evening.