Ready for an up-close-and-personal look at the NC Outer Banks? Try kayaking. This hugely popular watersport lets you and your family paddle across calm, shimmering sounds; over grass-fringed salty marshes; and through secluded nature preserves teeming with coastal wildlife. It’s an eye-opening, fascinating way to explore the OBX.
Indeed Kelly stayed with Outer Banks Blue a few weeks ago and had a great time as you can see from these shots.
On the list of activities for the Stolar family included walking the dogs on the beach. Keep in mind Outer Banks Blue has more than 50 vacation rental properties that accept dogs at no extra charge.
There is also a shot of a ghost crab. No vacation is complete without a nightly hunt of these nocturnal creatures that burrow into the sand through holes they dig down deep into the sand. It is great fun taking a flashlight out to the beach at night and chasing these fast movers around the sand. Many times these little guys will be seen running into the ocean. They do this to keep their lungs moist so they can breath properly, but an interesting fact is that the crabs will drown if they stay in the water too long. Unlike popular opinion these crabs cannot live in the water.
There is also a shot of the Stolar famil in front of the Currituck Lighthouse taken at the Heritage Park in Corolla. That is a great day trip for someone to consider during their vacation. Lots of history to explore, and the climb up the lighthouse is spectacular.
The final shot is from the entire group doing some stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. This activity (stand up paddleboarding) is taking the Outer Banks by storm and taking a tour of the west side of the Outer Banks is a wonderful family activity. Here’s a link to a company that offers this service to guests.
Thanks Kelly for sending along your pictures for our Memory Monday. It sure looks like you all had a great time. We look forward to serving you again soon.
All the best from the beach!