Good Monday from the Outer Banks. Temps are cooler today and we have some showers moving through this morning before the sun returns later today and for the rest of the week. A great time to take a relaxing walk on the beach with your pups.
Greetings from a picture perfect Monday here on the Outer Banks. The temperatures will be in the mid-80 degree range today, the sun is shining, and it is a perfect time to be on the beach. That leads us to our weekly segment here on Everything Outer Banks – Memory Monday. Or this week we are saying Merman Monday.
Summer’s approaching faster than you think and you know what that means; Long hot days at the beach! If you’re like me then you can barley contain your excitement when you think about being under the warm sun while listening to the sound of the waves roll onto the beach. I try to make the most out of my days at the beach. I clear my whole schedule and plan on staying from late morning until the evening. Long beach days like this take a lot out of you and many people couldn’t imagine staying that long. But for all the people that love beach days as much as I do here is how to survive a long day on the beach!
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.
No one has the same vision for the perfect vacation. Some may picture peace, quiet, and seclusion while others may picture plenty of activities close by. Regardless of what your ideal vacation looks like the Outer Banks has the perfect fit for everyone.
That is what comes to mind as well when we take a look at this week’s Memory Monday photo submission which comes to use from Beverly Casey of Sanford, North Carolina who got away to the beach and stayed in “Shades of Blue” in Kill Devil Hills two weeks ago and send us this photo taken from the deck off of the master bedroom one morning.
There is an old saying on the coast “Red sky in the morning – sailor’s warning,” but that was not the case for Beverly and her family as they enjoyed a wonderful week at the beach. Lots of family fun and as she told us in her message attached to this picture “we loved our Kill Devil Hills oceanfront rental.”
This picture reminds us to tell you that you too can enjoy this sort of picture yourself because this is the same deck that hosts our company webcam!
Take a look now at what is happening on the Kill Devil Hills oceanfront by clicking here. The camera is located on the same deck where this photo was taken.
We want to thank Beverly for her photo submission and let her know she is welcome back any time as you and your family are as well. The weather looks good for another few weeks, and we have some great off season pricing available so give us a look today!
When you do come to the beach don’t forget to send us your photo memories just like Beverly did so you can see them right here on Memory Monday!
All the best from the beach.
Yesterday our valued guests were allowed back on the Outer Banks and they were a welcome sight!
Another welcome sight is the sun. This morning’s sunrise is the first we have seen of clear skies since last Wednesday when clouds from Florence shrouded the area. Things truly seem to be getting back to normal today.
For this week’s Memory Monday we are titling the photo Family Time, which is what folks enjoy so much of while here on vacation. This photo comes to us from Cecily Beben of Madison, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue two weeks ago at the Southern Shores vacation rental “Relax-N-Joy.”
We like this photo of the family on the beach at the end of the day. Everyone seems very relaxed and happy after a full day of beach fun.
Speaking of fun at the beach here’s another shot from Cecily of “Boogie Board Baby” who looks like he is getting ready to take his board and hit the waves. We love it!
Thanks Cecily for sharing your photo memories. We look forward to serving you and your family again soon. It looks like you had a great time.
Speaking of photo memories, don’t forget to send your photo memories to us. We publish photos here each Monday, and then each month we randomly select one of our weekly entrants to receive a $100 discount towards next year’s vacation. You could be next!
All the best from the beach.
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!
What grandparent doesn’t enjoy taking pictures and spending time with their favorite offspring? Well this week’s Memory Monday is a tribute to that as Rhonda, who stayed with Outer Banks Blue just two weeks ago.
The weather was good on the beach so we get this shot of her posing on the beach.
What Grandmother wouldn’t love that shot?
Then there is the picture of them getting some breakfast at the famous “Grits Grill” in Nags Head.
Gimme some breakfast!
What adorable pictures. Thank you Rhonda for sharing your photo memories of your stay with Outer Banks Blue.
This gives us an opportunity to remind everyone to send their photo memories to us. Each week we post a picture here on our blog, and once each month we randomly select one of our entrants for our monthly drawing for a $100 discount on your next year’s stay with Outer Banks Blue.
We look forward to serving you soon.
All the best from the beach.
This picture comes to us from Hope Hurton of Ohio shared two pictures with us that she took on her vacation here on the OBX just two weeks ago.
One of them was taken early in the morning as she and a friend were walking on the beach and as they watched the sun rise over the ocean they found a pod of dolphins enjoying an early morning stroll as well.
These mammals are not only fun to look at as they rise to the surface every few seconds, but around here we consider them a sign of good luck. They are known as protectors as well. Protectors because it is generally believed that dolphins actually chase away small sharks whenever they are present. The good luck symbolism goes back to the days of ancient greeks, who considered Dolphins good luck because when they were off sailing to far off lands whenever they would see these characters the sailors knew land was not far away and they were in luck. True story!
Hope said the scene was breathtaking.
Hope also shared with us another photo that is Memory Monday worthy today and we share that with you here. Two of her children also frolicking in the same surf where the other picture was taken. It is clear this sibling duo was having a great morning and enjoying themselves immensely. As Hope so appropriately put it in the note she sent with the photo “My heart swells with love.”
We thank Hope again for staying with Outer Banks Blue, and for sharing her photo memories of her trip. It was our pleasure serving her family and we look forward to serving them again soon.
All the best from the beach!