Beneath the waters off Ocracoke Island the restless soul of Blackbeard searches in vain for a final resting place. A spectral presence can be seen, it is said, searching the Pamlico Sound at Teach’s Hole, just south of Ocracoke Village. So goes the story of Blackbeard’s Ghost, combing the waters, no doubt, for his head that Lieutenant Robert Maynard took with him when he returned in victory to Virginia.
Happy Birthday Marines!
Last week I happened to be travelling in Florida and was waiting for my plane in Orlando while reading a book. I was startled to hear a gate agent at Southwest airlines yell a “yahoo” and started applauding. Looking up I saw a group of young Marines walking through the concourse in full gear. Her appreciation for their service soon spread like wildfire and within 30 seconds nearly every passenger in the area was on their feet and applauding the service of these young men. It was quite a scene.
When you think about things for your kids to do on the Outer Banks, beach-related activities probably come to mind first. After all, it’s hard to ignore the vast ocean where you and your children can catch a wave, build a sandcastle, fly a kite and dig for crabs. What you may not realize is that the Outer Banks of NC offers some super-cool kids’ activities not found elsewhere.