Sunrise…Sunset: Memory Monday August 22, 2016.

Sunrise…..Sunset

Thanks goes out this week for this photo memory from a recent guest of Outer Banks Blue.  One of the most memorable experiences a visitor can have on the Outer Banks is to capture one of our glorious sunrises, or revel in one of our fantastic sunsets.

This week’s memory Monday submission has a great shot of the latter!   Currituck Sound sits just on the west side of the northern Outer Banks.   The shallow water there (the water is only 8 to 10 feet at the deepest portion of the 2 1/2 mile wide body of water) allows for very calm water when the wind dies down, and the sunlight from a colorful sunset reflects off of the water in a beautiful way.

Note the osprey nest in the foreground of this time lapse shot and the boaters in the background of the 2nd shot enjoying the view too.

Thanks for sharing your photo memories.  We look forward to serving you again soon!

All the best from the beach.

 

Let the Sun Shine!: Memory Monday May 4, 2015.

Let the Sun Shine!

Many thanks to this week’s Memory Monday photo submission owner Tim Morrison who hails from Vienna, Virginia.  Tim and his family stayed with us at Outer Banks Blue last August and Tim passed along this great photo.

Today is a beautiful Monday here on the Outer Banks, maybe the best Monday of the year so far in fact, and this photo, although taken last August looks like a scene you may be able to find today in the area.

Thanks to Tim for this great shot, and here’s to many more great pics like this coming up this year!

All the best from the beach!
By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Storm Clouds Brewing: Memory Monday February 16, 2015.

Storm Clouds Brewing

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Sue Nardino of Spotswood, New Jersey who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last August in the vacation rental property “Miller” in the Sanderling area of Duck.

Today’s photo seems especially poignant in light of the winter storm warnings which are posted for the Outer Banks tonight as we are expecting snow overnight and temperatures in the teens.   Brrrrr….

It makes us long for nice summertime thunderstorms such as Sue caught with this great photo.

Here’s hoping everyone digs out of the coming snow storm quickly and we all will soon be enjoying great warm weather on the Outer Banks!

All the best from the beach!
By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #4

Hurricane Arthur Advisiory #4  (7/4/14  7:00 AM)Hurricane Arthur is rapidly pulling away from the Outer Banks and damage assessments are underway.The storm came ashore last night south of Ocracoke as a category 2 Hurricane and raced across Pamlico sound exiting over Oregon Inlet before dawn with winds in excess of 100 MPH.   At 7:00 AM the center of Hurricane Arthur was 65 miles east of Kitty Hawk and headed to the northeast at more than 15 miles per hour.Effects of the storm are still being felt all along the Outer Banks this morning with rain bands continuing to soak the beach while winds are sustained at more than 40 miles per hour at this time and gusts in excess of 60 mph.Damage assessments will be done this morning.For a time this morning access to the northern beaches was blocked by authorities while roach conditions north of the Oregon Inlet bridge were verified to be safe.  Traffic was stopped at the Wright Memorial Bridge at approximately 5 AM this morning, but the bridge was re-opened at 6:45 AM.  Access to Hatteras Island continues to be blocked until further notice.  It is expected, as predicted, the majority of damage from Arthur occurred on Hatteras Island with the soundside of the island sustaining the brunt of the storm.Overnight the storm took a strong “jog” to the west of its earlier predicted path and instead of skirting the far southern coast of the Outer Banks as expected, the storm entered the Pamlico sound, thus exposing the villages of Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton and Avon to the strongest quadrant of the storm.A mid-morning briefing is planned from local authorities, and we will provide a follow up update at that time about any damages that have been discovered. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday 6/9/14

Solitude on the SoundToday’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Tim Santo of Hillsdale, New Jersey who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last September in the property “Aurora” in the Corolla Light subdivision in Corolla.Here’s a great shot of some early morning solitude on the soundfront in Corolla.

A View for The Birds

Thanks Tim for sharing your memories of your stay in Corolla.All the best from the beach!By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services