Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordles Wednesday

How Jockey's Ridge got it's name: The horses got here from shipwrecks off shore. Jockey's Ridge is where people wold sit to watch the horse races go by.

Nag's Head is a tad more eery: Pirates would tie lamps to the horse's heads - nags - and then walk them around. The ships out at sea would see the lights and think it was a harbor. They'd turn in, run aground and then be robbed by the pirates with the lights.

(As seen on plaques at Jockey's Ridge in Nag's Head, NC.)


Lisa said...

cool pics!! we love Nags Head!!

Dawn E said...

Makes me think, "Weeeeeeee..." :) Very cool; thanks for sharing!

Paige said...

I've been there and it was lots of fun! Hope you had a great time, thanks for sharing.