An absolutely beautiful day on the Outer Banks. Just about as close to perfect as it could get. The weather played a big part in it, bit there were some great events as well.
The day started with the Flying Pirate Half Marathon, which runs the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon course. Temperatures were in the low 60s at the 7:00 a.m. start time, which was just about perfect for the race.
It is a truly beautiful run and a number of the runners–and there were a lot of them–commented that they never knew just how varied and beautiful the Outer Banks scenery was.
The other big event was the Molly Fearing Art Show at the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo. The show was held in the newly renovated second floor of the old Dare County Courthouse that is the DCAC home, and the results were spectacular.
Very well attended, the artwork was beautifully presented, the creativity and innovation on display was astonishing and it was a really good time. Excellent food too, from KellyâåÛåªs Outer Banks Tavern Catering.
The show will be up through the month of May. Anyone coming to the Outer Banks, by all means, stop by the DCAC gallery and check out the show.
Pictured: Joseph's Coat by Shirley Ruff.