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

Sea Cows, Sharks and Storms, Oh My!

It’s been an interesting week here on the Outer Banks. Right now there’s the first of the true nor’easters of the season moving in and it looks as though it’s going to be a heck of a storm. A great white shark pinged fairly far west of Oregon Inlet. But we’ll start with the coolest … Continue reading Sea Cows, Sharks and Storms, Oh My!

Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Just before the weather breaks and becomes bitterly cold with 30 mile per hour winds, we got the Outer Banks Marathon in yesterday. And the weather was a close to perfect as it could have been. There were actually two long distance races on the Outer Banks on Sunday. The Outer Banks Marathon linking Kitty … Continue reading Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

Eating shrimp for a good cause. Could there possibly be a better plan of action than that? The 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is this coming Sunday, November 3 at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk.  The good cause? The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has been gathering data … Continue reading Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

We admit it. With the Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast happening this weekend, we have a real dilemma on our hands.  Actually, it’s just Saturday that is causing all the angst. Do we go to the Seafood Festival at the Nags Head Event Site with amazing food, a wonderful family atmosphere … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

The original Cotton Gin on the Currituck Mainland has been so much a part of Outer Banks life that it’s hard to imagine what it will be like without it. After Saturday’s blaze the left only charred remains of the store, we’ll have to face that reality. We don’t know yet what caused it or … Continue reading Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

For the The Lost Colony Grand Tasting third time’s the charm evidently, although we have to admit the first two times were awfully nice. But the Saturday wine tasting at the the SoundStage Theater certainly seemed like the best yet. Maybe it was the weather, with that gently breeze blowing off Croatan Sound; or the … Continue reading For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

Here’s the basic concept behind CrabDaddy, the annual celebration of crab and other things at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg— Eat a lot of crab. Drink some wine from Sanctuary Vineyards, or beer from the taps of the local brewery that are on hand. Bring the family—any event at the Cotton Gin is very kid … Continue reading CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

All is well on the Outer Banks as CrabDaddy makes his annual appearance this Saturday on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg on September 21. That’s this coming Saturday. Who, the uninformed may ask, is CrabDaddy, not realizing that CrabDaddy is a what as much as a who. What he, or is … Continue reading CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

The hurricane is behind us. Except for Ocracoke everything on the Outer Banks is open and welcoming visitors and the Eastern Surf Association finals beginning Sunday and running through next week is what back to normal is all about. The ESA is celebrating its 50th anniversary—not quite as experienced in the as Joe Lamb, Jr. … Continue reading Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier