Big Currishuck, Great Food, Great Music and a Great Good Time

If it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving it has got to be the Big Currishuck at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg. It’s just a little ways north of the Outer Banks. Close enough that we can still call it the Outer Banks. This is the seventh or eighth version of the annual event and it always seems … Continue reading Big Currishuck, Great Food, Great Music and a Great Good Time

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens-A Must Do Part of Christmas on the Outer Banks

There is so much happening during the Holiday Season on the Outer Banks that it’s hard to make a simple recommendation. So we’ll hand out multiple recommendations over the next few weeks. Our first recommendation, and it is a must do, is Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens. At any time of the year, the … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens-A Must Do Part of Christmas on the Outer Banks

November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

You know the winds are brisk when the kiteboaders are skimming over the waters of Roanoke Sound all day. And Sunday they were getting some great rides. It didn’t seem to faze the 1000 or so who showed up for the first every Outer Banks Fall Food Truck Showdown.  Sure, it was a bit chilly. And … Continue reading November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

Great White Sharks Migrate Past the Outer Banks

We’ve seen a couple of headline in the past two weeks about how Great White Sharks are swarming to the waters off the Outer Banks. It’s based on the tagged sharks that OCEARCH has been tracking. OCEARCH is an oceanographic research organization that tags a number of species, including whales and tiger sharks, but the … Continue reading Great White Sharks Migrate Past the Outer Banks

Fierce Nor’Easter Exits the Outer Banks; Hatteras Island Takes the Brunt

The last two days on the Outer Banks have been interesting. Sustained winds somewhere around 40 mph with gusts getting up to 55 or so, that makes for an interesting time. What is finally moving out to sea is a classic nor’easter. The surf was running at 15’ or so, the winds were howling, probably … Continue reading Fierce Nor’Easter Exits the Outer Banks; Hatteras Island Takes the Brunt

Sea Cows, Sharks and Storms, Oh My!

It’s been an interesting week here on the Outer Banks. Right now there’s the first of the true nor’easters of the season moving in and it looks as though it’s going to be a heck of a storm. A great white shark pinged fairly far west of Oregon Inlet. But we’ll start with the coolest … Continue reading Sea Cows, Sharks and Storms, Oh My!

Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Just before the weather breaks and becomes bitterly cold with 30 mile per hour winds, we got the Outer Banks Marathon in yesterday. And the weather was a close to perfect as it could have been. There were actually two long distance races on the Outer Banks on Sunday. The Outer Banks Marathon linking Kitty … Continue reading Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Veteran’s Day Weekend Brings Annual Outer Banks Marathon

Beautiful Course Ties Kitty Hawk and Manteo Together As marathons go, the Outer Banks Marathon has a lot going for it. It has a few challenges here and there, but no mountains to climb; the local people come out in force to support it, it’s a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.  Perhaps most importantly, … Continue reading Veteran’s Day Weekend Brings Annual Outer Banks Marathon

10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff–Great Food for a Great Cause

Now that the 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is an event of the past, we can honestly say we never thought shrimp could be prepared in so many ways. There was the California Style Shrimp Wonton from Ocean Boulevard. Really two dishes on one plate—a poached shrimp in a fried wonton and spicy shrimp rice ball. … Continue reading 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff–Great Food for a Great Cause

Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

Eating shrimp for a good cause. Could there possibly be a better plan of action than that? The 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is this coming Sunday, November 3 at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk.  The good cause? The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has been gathering data … Continue reading Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday