Kick Back – Memory Monday 3/4/19

kick back

Greetings from a crisp and breezy Outer Banks on this Monday morning. March has definitely rolled in like a lion here on the beach with cool temperatures and brisk overnight breezes. Definitely not a day to kick back and enjoy the beach from a favorite chair. READ MORE

1st Time on Beach – Memory Monday 2/25/19

Toby's First Beach visit

Good Monday morning to you and greetings from the Outer Banks where Spring continues to toy with us. We are seeing daffodils pop up for the first time this year and temperatures were in the 70’s yesterday in the area which is very encouraging. But this morning it is blustery and temps are back down in the 50’s again. READ MORE

Walk The Bridge – Memory Monday 2/11/19

Bridge view

Happy Monday Morning wishes to you from the Outer Banks where this past Saturday we had the experience of a lifetime. The new bridge to Hatteras Island from the Northern Outer Banks is nearly complete and prior to its opening everyone had the opportunity to walk or bike on the new structure. READ MORE

Dog Gallery – Memory Monday 1/28/19

Dog Gallery

Here at Everything Outer Banks we love the photos that are sent to us on a weekly basis, and this week is no different. What is different this week is we decided to look in our storage folders and give you a number of the most popular subject of our photos – your dogs. We are calling this the dog gallery. READ MORE

Running on the Beach – Memory Monday 1/21/19

Running on the beach

We hope you are having a good holiday Monday. It is a great time to start thinking about your summer vacation on the Outer Banks. We won’t say time is running out, but January is by far our busiest month in terms of bookings and so today is a good day to make your plans. READ MORE

Father and Son – Memory Monday 1/14/19

Father and son

Greetings from a chilly Outer Banks. The winter weather has finally arrived, and we are really missing those warm temperatures we experienced over the holidays. This week we share a Memory Monday photo of a Father and Son taking a chilly walk on the beach READ MORE

2018 Wrap Up – Memory Monday 12/31/18

Wrapping up 2018
Greetings on this last Monday of 2018.  In fact it is the last day of 2018 as you well know.  How many times have you heard “Happy New Year” today?   Let us also put a wrap on 2018 by wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

Today we look forward to the new year, but at the same time, we look back in our treasure chest of Memory Monday photos from our valued guests here at Outer Banks Blue and want to share with you a number of photos that we did not get a chance to post this year.

We got so many photos from our guests that it was hard sometimes to find just one to choose.  But indeed we did choose just one each week which means we have a bunch that we did not get to.

So as we wrap up 2018 here’s a number of photo memories that we did not get to share prior to now.  Enjoy!

Sandra Hoban shares “Sunset on The Currituck Sound”

So that will do it for 2018.  We actually have more photos that we will share with you from 2018 in the upcoming weeks, but we wanted to get these out so everyone could enjoy them.

We have the greatest guests and we thank you not only for your patronage, but your loyalty to Outer Banks Blue.

We look forward to serving all of our valued guests again in 2019 and we also look forward to sharing more photo memories with you next week.

Until then, all the best from the beach, and Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve on the OBX – Memory Monday 12/24/18

Christmas Eve photo
Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Christmas Eve!  It is a beautiful Monday morning here on the Outer Banks.  I had a refreshing walk on the beach this morning as the sun was rising over the Atlantic ocean and what is left of the cold moon setting in the northwestern sky.   As my dog and I were exploring the beach for some treasures, we saw a pod of dolphins passing by making small waves in the otherwise calm ocean.

We are told the “Cold Moon” that we saw a few days ago will not happen again in most of our lifetimes.  The full moon dropping on the winter solstice is a very rare occasion.  Quite a sight!

What a lucky person I am to live in such a beautiful place and enjoy sights like an early morning walk on the beach with no one else in sight nearly every day.

Kelly Branch stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past summer, and tells us she was lucky to get this shot.   She provided us a great photo memory we share with you today.

Here’s a shot of a full moon from earlier this year setting over some houses in Corolla.

Wherever you are today and whatever you are doing we hope you are doing it with the people you love the most, and are creating great memories (photo memories or otherwise).  Enjoy the Christmas week, and keep in mind the reason for the season!

All the best from the beach!


First Flight Day – Memory Monday 12/17/18

First Flight
Good morning from a sunny and warm Outer Banks!   Today is a special day on the Outer Banks, and for us here at Outer Banks Blue as we celebrate the 115th anniversary of man’s first powered flight at the Wright Brother’s Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.

The annual celebration takes place each December 17th, the day that the Wright brothers flew their motorized aircraft for the first time in front of a handful of witnesses.  The official first flight took place at 10:35 AM and is immortalized in this priceless photo.

The Wright Brothers were actually accomplished amateur photographers, and so they set the camera up and when they rallied the nearby U.S. Lifesaving Station staff to come over and help in their attempt at flight.  Wilbur handed John Daniels a bulb and said “if anything happens squeeze this.”   Well something happened, John squeezed the bulb at the exact moment that the motorized glider took flight, and this is now an iconic photo.

The first flight lasted only seconds, and covered approximately 120 feet, but the accomplishment of getting a heavier than air motorized vehicle in the air was done at that moment and it would revolutionize how we travel from that point forward.

Did you know that one of the reasons the Wright Brothers chose the Outer Banks was that this is one of the windiest spots in the country.  Our average daily wind speed is nearly 13 miles per hour.   In the winter when temperatures dive below 40 degrees and the wind is up, is is a very cold place to be.   It is hard to imagine how difficult the conditions were in 1903 for the 2 fly boys from Ohio.

They lived in little more than what can be considered a shanty on the open dunes.  They had a wood burning stove, and lots of canned goods to eat, but they had little more than that.  Just a dream and the friendship of the locals who must have thought those guys were just full of crazy.

The story of the first flight will be told again this morning on this beautiful day, dignitaries will be on hand to celebrate the accomplishment, high school bands will perform, and exactly at 10:35 AM a ceremonial fly over will take place to honor the brother’s achievement.

This year will be even more special as recently a 5 year renovation of the Wright Brother’s visitors center was completed, and the exhibits were all modernized.

It will be a good day to be an outer banker today.

All the best from the beach!