Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books
Every time we travel to the Outer Banks, this little coffee shop is a must-see place for me.
They serve a heavenly coconut crunch latte, along with a variety of delicious pastries.
I grab a cup every time we visit. Sometimes, I talk my husband into going multiple times during our trip. :)
I always leave with a bag of books and treasures.
My very first trip to the bookstore, I discovered an amazing cozy mystery series based around a lighthouse in the Outer Banks.
By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates - https://amzn.to/2Z9s9fo
Before this book, I had never read a cozy mystery. As soon as I read this one, I was hooked!
They have a great place to sit and read (and sip coffee, too).
On my last trip, I discovered a new story set on the Outer Banks and written by an author I had met several times at my Georgia Romance Writers Atlanta chapter meetings.
My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax - https://amzn.to/2Ho3NDS
I bought it that day and it is next on my “To Be Read” pile.
We can’t visit the coffee shop without taking a walk along the boardwalk of the Waterfront Shops located along the Currituck Sound. Just steps away from the coffee shop, the boardwalk overlooks some incredible views. The peace and serenity of looking out over the water is amazing.
I haven’t been later in the evening yet, but I hear the sunset is incredible! That experience is definitely on my “Outer Banks To Do” list.
In addition to the many wonderful shops and places to eat on this boardwalk, I can’t get enough of the horse statues. The wild horses of Corolla are definitely represented with these incredible pieces of art located all over the towns that make up the Outer Banks.
I've gotten pictures of three along this boardwalk. But I hear there are several more.
Check out the following link to see the history of why these were created and how you can help out with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. http://outerbankspress.com/whe/winged-horses.html
As I write this post, I’m dreaming about my next Outer Banks visit and how quickly I can get myself another cup of coffee.
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