TS Irma? Maybe but Rain and Wind on OBX Tuesday

Will the latest system off the South Carolina coast become Tropical Storm Irma? Does it really matter? The answers are, in the order asked: Maybe, although it’s looking a bit doubtful. And…no not really. Will It Get a Name? Naming a tropical system means the storm has met certain criteria that the National Weather Service … Continue reading TS Irma? Maybe but Rain and Wind on OBX Tuesday

Music & Conversation-Relaxing on the Outer Banks

Missing the Forest for the Trees I was sitting at an outdoor bar, listening to some friends play music last night. It was a wonderful way to be reminded that often when we write about what’s happening, we miss the forest for the trees. There is a tendency when talking or writing about the Outer … Continue reading Music & Conversation-Relaxing on the Outer Banks

Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

We didn’t have a total eclipse of the sun on the Outer Banks. Somewhere around 80%, so it wasn’t immediately noticeable on the ground. What the Eclipse Looked Like The light though that does filter through at that point has an odd quality to it. A little bit dull, a little bit yellow, it’s still … Continue reading Eclipse Captures Outer Banks Imagination

New World Festival of the Arts a Manteo Delight

The Origins of the New World Festival Back in 1981, Edward Green, who owned the Christmas Shop in Manteo, was looking for a way to bring people to the town during the summer. By that time people had discovered the Outer Banks and were flocking to the beaches, but it didn’t seem as though all … Continue reading New World Festival of the Arts a Manteo Delight

Great OBX Surfing Courtesy of Hurricane Gert

Generally speaking we’re not very big fans of tropical systems and hurricanes here on the Outer Banks. But then along comes a system like Hurricane Gert that is taking the perfect offshore track. Offshore Hurricane Track for Great Surf Conditions That perfect track is well off shore, between the Outer Banks and Bermuda. And the reason … Continue reading Great OBX Surfing Courtesy of Hurricane Gert

Surfing for Autism Comes to Nags Head Beach

Tomorrow morning is the big day for Surfing for Autism. Hundreds of kids affected by the full range of the autism spectrum take to the surf at Jennette’s Pier. This is the 8th time in a row that the local organization Surfing for Autism has put on the event, and it seems to get more … Continue reading Surfing for Autism Comes to Nags Head Beach

Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

Mandatory Evacuation Lifted Sooner Than Expected Just nine days after a construction accident cut the line carrying power to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, repairs have been made and power is flowing again. That is really impressive. Original estimates put the power outage at two to three weeks with the possibility of an even longer delay. Although … Continue reading Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

Watermelon Festival-Kids, Family, Fun

A Perfect Day to Celebrate Watermelon During the summer there’s not a lot of large celebrations, mostly because just about everyone is concentrating on making sure our visitors are treated like guests and they that they’re having a great time. But there are a few, let’s call them, mini-festivals and one of our absolute favorites … Continue reading Watermelon Festival-Kids, Family, Fun