Kitty Hawk & Kill Devil Hills

Kitty_HawkAs a cyclist and having a fascination for all things mechanical I was especially delighted when we visited the very site where man first succeeded in powered flight. Kill Devil Hills, NC, on December 17th, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright created a machine that flew for twelve seconds. The only spare man they had to take the single famed photo of the instance had never used a camera before in his life. At the time of exposure the film could not be developed anywhere but Dayton, Ohio. At that site now lies a monument in recognition of their achievements. We were allowed free access to this sandy and wind battered location and took our time reading all historical markers.

About Clint Valentine

Clint is currently enrolled in two undergraduate degrees in Biology & Environmental Science at Northeastern University. He enjoys pursuits of endurance and distance which have included summiting many peaks in New England during winter alpine ascents, sailing the Atlantic in a vintage gaff-rigged schooner, rock climbing in five states including Oregon, and cycling 5,000 miles across North America. He has goals of pushing the envelope of his limits and combining his many outdoors interests into one big trip. He has a passion for photography and hopes to one day produce a documentary for a round-the-world tour.
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