50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks

March 3, 1969, 120 miles above the earth, Apollo 9 circled the globe, its primary mission was to test systems for the upcoming moon landing scheduled for Apollo 11. One of those tests was the first two person space walk ever attempted. But as the spacecraft circled above the Outer Banks the crew snapped a … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks

Perfect Weather Creates Perfect Opportunity to Explore Outer Banks

Sunny weather and a beautiful sunset over Kitty Hawk Bay. It looks as though the weather gods are going be blessing the Outer Banks with some beautiful sunny days and mild temperatures for the next week. This is certainly the time to get out and enjoy some beautiful fall days. There is so much to … Continue reading Perfect Weather Creates Perfect Opportunity to Explore Outer Banks

Daniel Pullen Named 2018 People’s Choice Artist

Pullen’s Creativity Takes Top Award for the Year Daniel Pullen was just named the Outer Banks 2018 People’s Choice artist and it feels good to know that sometimes the good guys really do win. Daniel, who’s a Hatteras native, is an extraordinarily talented photographer. In a place that with considerable justification, views its wedding photographers … Continue reading Daniel Pullen Named 2018 People’s Choice Artist

New Island Forms off Cape Hatteras Point

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

Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

Along with being a family-friendly place the Outer Banks is also dog-friendly. For our visitors Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates offers a great selection of pet friendly homes, and for visitors and residents Outer Banks beaches and towns offer plenty of opportunity to take four-legged family members to the beach. There are some restrictions and it’s … Continue reading Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses

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

National Park Service Turns 100

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and with the huge presence the NPS has on the Outer Banks there are some a few things coming up that might be worth checking out. There are three national parks on the Outer Banks—Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Wright Brothers Memorial and Fort Raleigh … Continue reading National Park Service Turns 100