Summer has settled over the Outer Banks and a little past where the paved road ends in Corolla, the heat of the day is settling in. It promises to be a great beach day, warm temperatures, the ocean cool—but not too cold, and the surf rolling in with one and two foot waves. Families are on the beach enjoying the day…and not just human families. A stallion and his harem—three mares and a colt—are playing in the surf. No one is quite sure why the Corolla Wild Horses seem to enjoy the surf so much, but the most reasonable explanation is for the same reason that people enjoy the beach—it’s a great way to cool off.
Greetings on this spectacular Monday on the Outer Banks. Memorial Day is just one short week away, and we are excited about the upcoming season. The bridge that leads to the OBX has been opened to full traffic after a winter of repair, all of the beaches are wide and beautiful, and the weather has been spectacular. We look forward to welcoming our valued guests – just like the O’Donnell family.
The first written reports of the fishing on the Outer Banks may have been exaggerated. Writing in 1584 Arthur Barlowe told readers that a native “… fell to fishing, and in less then half an hour, he had laden his boat as deep, as it could swim.” A bit of hyperbole, perhaps, since Barlowe’s broadsheet was designed as much for information as it was for marketing, but his wasn’t the only account pointing to an abundance of seafood in Outer Banks waters.
We hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day yesterday. Our Mother’s hit the beach yesterday here on the Outer Banks as temperatures were in the 80’s and the sun was out and bright. What a wonderful weekend we had. Great to see our Mom’s and visit with our family. We hope you were able to do the same.
From early settlers to the birth of aviation, there’s so much history in the Outer Banks that it’s one of the most museum-rich areas in the country.
Good Monday morning from the beautiful Outer Banks. It is once again time for Memory Monday here at Everything Outer Banks and this morning we get a photo from a guest that stayed with us just two weeks ago and snapped this early morning photo. We are calling it OBX Sunrise.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton is an icon of the Outer Banks. Historically, the lighthouse was a lifesaver for mariners. Located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the waters off the barrier islands have fast currents, which is excellent for shipping because they help vessels travel quickly. However, Diamond Shoals, a deadly area just offshore of Cape Hatteras, is where the fast-moving Gulf Stream Current runs into the cold Labrador Current, creating big waves and powerful storms.
Greetings from the beautiful Outer Banks. The weather is amazing today and it is expected to be the first “hot” week of the year. Temps will be reaching into the 80’s by mid-week and it is a sure sign summer is not far away. This week’s Memory Monday photo submission gives us a quick reminder of how quickly the ocean can change.
One of the quiet pleasures of a stay on the Outer Banks is a morning or evening stroll along the beach looking for interesting shells or sea glass, or whatever the flotsam of the sea brings to our shores.
What a beautiful sunrise we enjoyed this morning. Reminds us of the song good morning Sunshine as the bright yellow ball rose over the ocean today. Not to be confused with the song Good morning Starshine by Oliver. Good morning sunshine is a silly song written and performed by by Aqua which just makes you smile.
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