Dune

Into the realm
Of real materials
Beyond ideas

I spent a beautiful sunny morning exploring Jockey’s Ridge State Park with my sibling. We walked all over the wind driven dunes that stretch between the Atlantic Ocean and Albemarle Sound. This is the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States, now confined to a relatively small area of 426 acres. At one time, the dunes of the Outer Banks extended all the way to the southern end of Virginia. Land overdevelopment during the 20th century permanently changed what must have been a magnificent natural phenomenon. I thoroughly enjoyed what little is left.

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” – John Steinbeck

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