Barrier islands are pretty dynamic places and today’s evidence of that is Shelly Island, an islet that has formed just off the Cape Hatteras Point. At this time the island is at most a mile long and varies in width, although all of that is constantly changing. Reports put the new land about 50 yards offshore … Continue reading New Island Forms off Cape Hatteras Point
Usually when we write about the weather on the Outer Banks, it’s because there’s something nasty to report—hurricanes, n’or easters, that type of thing. Today, thankfully, we get a break from disaster reporting. Not that we have to report on nasty weather too often, but it’s still nice to have something good to say. The … Continue reading Picture Perfect Weather on the Outer Banks
All things considered it was a really nice day for the Wright Kite Festival at the Wright Brothers Monument. Kitty Hawk Kites has been sponsoring the event for a lot of years—30+ by our calculations—and it’s always a good time. The event was mostly rained out on Saturday, but Sunday the sun was out with … Continue reading 30+ Years for Wright Kite Festival
Now that the weather is getting better, it’s time to think about the view from the top—in this case the top of Outer Banks lighthouses. The two lighthouses that are part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore are ready for climbing. Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses are extraordinary structures; Cape Hatteras in Buxton, opened in 1870 … Continue reading Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses
Thirty-nine new citizens were welcomed to the Outer Banks yesterday at a swearing in ceremony at the Wright Brothers Memorial. It was an amazing event—emotional, awe-inspiring and perhaps a little bit intimidating with the realization of what these newest Americans coming from 23 countries have gone through to follow their dream. There were remarks from … Continue reading Wright Memorial Setting for Citizenship Ceremony
Mystery solved! This summer for the first time in over 25 years the National Park Service is going to open the Wright Brothers Monument to visitors. Towering over the Wright Brothers Memorial Park and everything else surrounding it the monument perches on top of a 90’ sand dune that has been stabilized. Including ht … Continue reading Check Out The Wright Brothers Monument This Summer!