Memory Monday 9/18/17 – Cute Kid

Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Memory Monday.   We start your Monday off with a cute kid on the beach this week.

Keep a good thought for us this week as we all wait and watch anxiously for the passing of Hurricane Jose.  Forecasts take the big boy storm off of our coast by a few hundred miles, but we are experiencing some clouds, breezy conditions and some off and on rain today.   Enough weather to chase everyone off of the beach and for the red flags to be flying on the dunes today warning swimmers to stay out of the water.  Let’s hoe this is as bad as it gets with regard to the weather this week. READ MORE

Memory Monday 9/11/17 – Patriot Day

Greetings on this Patriot Day 2017.   For those of us old enough there is always a couple of constants about today.  First we all remember where we were when we got the news, and the other is the incredible feeling of betrayal that something like the 9/11 attacks could actually happen on our soil. READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Outer Banks Surf Fishing in the Fall

Outer Banks Fishing

The fall in the Outer Banks is the best time to go surf fishing. At the end of the summer, the weather is cooler, and there aren’t fewer people. Of course, you don’t have to fish in the fall. Surf fishing is fun any time of the year. It can be a relatively inexpensive hobby compared to other activities such as windsurfing or kiteboarding. Here are the things you need to know about surf fishing in the fall in the Outer Banks. READ MORE

A Brief History of the Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

There is perhaps nothing as iconic to the Outer Banks as the lighthouses that stand above the shoreline from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. Soaring above the beach, they were some of the first guardians of the coast, warning mariners of dangerous shoals and treacherous seas. They maintain that function even today, their lights flashing distinctive patterns into the night sky and their particular color and paint arrangements giving sailors visual reckoning as they pass the North Carolina coast. READ MORE

Memory Monday 8/28/17 – Big Chair Photos

Greetings from a blustery Outer Banks on this Memory Monday.  We are under a Tropical storm watch right now, but expect that to change to a warning (meaning conditions for a Tropical Storm will arrive within 36 hours), and rain will move into the area tonight.   The good news is the storm (unnamed still, but will become Irma if it reaches tropical storm strength) is expected to move through the area rapidly and clear skies will return for this week’s rental guests.  Maybe by Wednesday we will have clear skies and great beach weather again. READ MORE

Richard Etheridge: Why Are We Naming The New Bridge For Him

Richard Etheridge

Richard Etheridge-Integrity and Courage

If Dare County Commissioners have their way, the new bridge over the New Inlet on Hatteras Island will be named the Richard Etheridge Bridge. Provided NCDOT agrees to the name, it would be a fitting tribute to a remarkable man. READ MORE