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

New World Record Glide Distance Set at 5th Annual BrewTag

Beer, evidently can fly. Or glide at least. That’s what we discovered today at the 5th Annual BrewTag in Nags Head. Maybe the winds were just right; maybe the contestants are finally figuring out how to build a glider that will fly a small keg of beer (empty, or course). Perhaps the sheer number of … Continue reading New World Record Glide Distance Set at 5th Annual BrewTag

BrewTag Wraps Up Two Weeks of Amazing Outer Banks Festivals

The flying kegs of BrewTag this coming Saturday seem like the perfect end to a week great food and wonderful music. Be sure to check it out this Saturday at the Event Site in Nags Head. BrewTag, a production of the folks at Kitty Hawk Kites, attempts to prove conclusively that if humans can fly, … Continue reading BrewTag Wraps Up Two Weeks of Amazing Outer Banks Festivals

Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

We admit it. With the Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast happening this weekend, we have a real dilemma on our hands.  Actually, it’s just Saturday that is causing all the angst. Do we go to the Seafood Festival at the Nags Head Event Site with amazing food, a wonderful family atmosphere … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

The original Cotton Gin on the Currituck Mainland has been so much a part of Outer Banks life that it’s hard to imagine what it will be like without it. After Saturday’s blaze the left only charred remains of the store, we’ll have to face that reality. We don’t know yet what caused it or … Continue reading Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin