Unknown History of the Outer Banks

Here it is, just about the end of the summer and we havenâåÛåªt even talked about some of the really neat, little known history of the Outer Banks. The whereabouts of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island fame is still a mystery although there is some circumstantial evidence that the settlers wandered off into the … Continue reading Unknown History of the Outer Banks

Work to Begin on Outer Banks Wright Memorial Bridge

I had to take a trip out of town this weekend and IâåÛåªve got to say that as soon as the car wheels hit the Wright Memorial Bridge, I suddenly felt more relaxed and better about the world. ThatâåÛåªs how youâåÛåªre supposed to feel about vacation–which is what the Outer Banks is all about–but I … Continue reading Work to Begin on Outer Banks Wright Memorial Bridge

Lost Colony–Great Production, Plan for Next Year

TonightâåÛåªs the last night for the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island for the season, and I finally got to go last night. I try to go every year, and IâåÛåªve got to say, the 2013 production seemed a little better than last yearâåÛåªs edition. Last year they threw in a lot of stuff that just … Continue reading Lost Colony–Great Production, Plan for Next Year

Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks

Now that summer’s just about gone, it’s time to think about what there is to do on the Outer Banks in the coming months. And there is a lot–sort of a subset of the Peak Season. Actually there’s so much to do we’ll just hit a couple of highlights and then put a few links … Continue reading Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Tribute to Patsy Cline

Sometimes you kick yourself because you know you should get around to doing something and then when you finally do, you know should have done it earlier. Which perfectly describes Laura Martier in Portrait of Patsy Cline at the Outer Banks Jubilee in Kitty Hawk. Tonight was the last performance of the season, and honestly, … Continue reading Outer Banks Tribute to Patsy Cline

Fine Dining Outer Banks Style

  Here’s some important information about the Outer Banks: there’s probably more really good restaurants per square mile than any other place anywhere. I realize this sounds like pure local boosterism, but I am continually amazed at both the quality of the cuisine and the diversity of what is offered. I took my daughter to … Continue reading Fine Dining Outer Banks Style

Outer Banks Coastal Studies Institute

When our roads are filled with visitors, our houses full and the beach is lined with families camped out on towels enjoying the surf and time together, itâåÛåªs easy to forget that the Outer Banks is actually a geological wonder . . . a series of gigantic sandbars that call the coast of North Carolina … Continue reading Outer Banks Coastal Studies Institute

Outer Banks Sea Turtle Release

I had a chance to see a sea turtle released back into the Atlantic Ocean this evening. It was at Coquina Beach in South Nags Head–actually south of South Nags Head just across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It was a KempâåÛåªs Ridley–an endangered species–with the hopeful name of Hernando . . . although Hernando … Continue reading Outer Banks Sea Turtle Release

Outer Banks Weekend Thoughts

Living on the Outer Banks, weekends during the summer is weird experience. On the one hand, there is a real sense of gratification that so many people are coming to visit. But thereâåÛåªs no denying that with 350,000 or 400,000 people all showing up at the same time, thereâåÛåªs a certain amount of inconvenience involved. … Continue reading Outer Banks Weekend Thoughts