Greetings from the Outer Banks. We hope daylight saving time has not been too big of an adjustment for you and you are having a great Monday! This week’s subject on Memory Monday is Beach Driving. It has been in the news a lot here on the OBX lately, and it is also the picture we provide to you here on Mem. Mon.
The New York Times reported Monday evening that the Obama administration is set to announce today that they have reversed their earlier position and have decided to withdraw their plan for offshore drilling permitting on the Southeast coast.
Bridge Construction Progressing over Winter
The temperatures have fallen dramatically on the Outer Banks over the last few weeks, but construction activity on the Westbound span of the Wright Memorial Bridge continues to work at a heated pace.
We are covered in the white stuff in the Outer Banks – it’s a little strange, but beautiful to see snow covered sand dunes on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a few photos from today’s Outer Banks Blue adventures!
|Photo by Sam Bland|
As our neighbors to the north are currently drenched in snow, we have no snow to report here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, recent sightings of a Snowy Owl have birders and nature enthusiasts excited about its appearance. It has been a number of years since the last sighting of this beautiful bird along the coast of North Carolina. They have usually not traveled this far south, so there is no wonder the excitement level is high for those who track this bird!
We were greeted by news on Saturday morning that the National Park Service expects to remove the remnants of The Frisco Fishing Pier.
|Frisco Pier in better times|
The iconic, but extremely battered pier officially known as “The Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier” has been closed for more than 5 years (except for a brief period in 2010) due to years of exposure to storms.
School started for many students & employees across the Outer Banks and throughout North Carolina this week. Their new book bags, shoes, and lunch boxes can be found throughout the halls. The families that travel for the next few weeks share a different experience on the OBX. Many are possibly traveling without kiddos, from a state where school has not started, or they are bringing their babies for their first glares of the sand covered beaches!