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

Blackbeard Exhibit Coming to Hatteras, Flag Flies from Ferries

300th Anniversary of Pirate’s Death Commemorated by State November 22, 1718—the day Blackbeard the Pirate met his just desserts as Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy trapped him off Ocracoke and took his head…literally. To commemorate the event, the NCDOT Ferry Division will be flying Blackbeard’s flag from ferries sailing to and from … Continue reading Blackbeard Exhibit Coming to Hatteras, Flag Flies from Ferries

Hatteras/Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Perfect for Day Trips

New Passenger only Ferry to Be in Service by Summer With the introduction of a passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village this summer, it looks as though the ferry division of NCDOT got things very right. The only way on or off Ocracoke Island is by water, and for the past five years the … Continue reading Hatteras/Ocracoke Passenger Ferry Perfect for Day Trips

Great OBX Surfing Courtesy of Hurricane Gert

Generally speaking we’re not very big fans of tropical systems and hurricanes here on the Outer Banks. But then along comes a system like Hurricane Gert that is taking the perfect offshore track. Offshore Hurricane Track for Great Surf Conditions That perfect track is well off shore, between the Outer Banks and Bermuda. And the reason … Continue reading Great OBX Surfing Courtesy of Hurricane Gert

Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

Mandatory Evacuation Lifted Sooner Than Expected Just nine days after a construction accident cut the line carrying power to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, repairs have been made and power is flowing again. That is really impressive. Original estimates put the power outage at two to three weeks with the possibility of an even longer delay. Although … Continue reading Power Restored-Hatteras Island Reopens to Visitors

A Different Tradition-Rodanthe Old Christmas

Every place that celebrates Christmas has some kind of tradition that is their own, but when it comes to being different, it’s tough to beat Old Christmas down in the Hatteras Island village of Rodanthe. Residents, family and offspring gather from all over the world on the first Saturday after the New Year to make … Continue reading A Different Tradition-Rodanthe Old Christmas