O’Donnell Vacay – Memory Monday 5/21/18

O'Donnell Princess on the beach

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. READ MORE

Fresh Outer Banks Seafood

seafood on the Outer Banks

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. READ MORE

Family Reunion – Memory Monday 5/14/18

Family reunion

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. READ MORE

Top 10 Museums to Visit in the Outer Banks

museums of the Outer Banks

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. READ MORE

OBX Sunrise – Memory Monty 5/7/18

OBX Sunrise

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. READ MORE

Tour the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras lighthouse

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. READ MORE

Ocean Memories – Memory Monday 4/30/18

Ocean kicking up

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. READ MORE

Good Morning Sunshine – Memory Monday 4/23/18

Good morning sunshine

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. READ MORE