Christmas Eve on the OBX – Memory Monday 12/24/18

Christmas Eve photo

Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Christmas Eve!  It is a beautiful Monday morning here on the Outer Banks.  I had a refreshing walk on the beach this morning as the sun was rising over the Atlantic ocean and what is left of the cold moon setting in the northwestern sky.   As my dog and I were exploring the beach for some treasures, we saw a pod of dolphins passing by making small waves in the otherwise calm ocean. READ MORE

Better days ahead – Memory Monday 12/10/18

Better days ahead

Good morning from a cool and blustery Outer Banks.   Winds have been very strong for the last two days with steady northeast gales at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts over 55 miles per hour.   Schools are on a 3 hour delay today (Monday) as we hope for better days ahead and this winter storm Diego heading off the coast and away from our paradise. READ MORE

Engagement Pictures: Memory Monday October 2, 2017.

Greetings from the Outer Banks on a clear and cooler Monday morning.  Fall is definitely in the air as the nighttime temps have dived down into the low 60’s and this past week we had high temps in the 70’s.   A great time of year to have a wedding, and so we bring you this week a collection of engagement pictures we’ve received over the past several months. READ MORE

Wright Memorial Bridge To Close for 8 Months

It was announced this week that access to and from the Outer Banks will be more difficult this winter.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced in a press release this week one of the two bridges that serves as the main connection to the Outer Banks will be closed for a period of 8 months beginning in Mid-September of this year and continuing until Mid-May of 2014.
Traffic headed onto the Outer Banks on the W.M. Bridge
The westbound bridge which provides two lanes of outgoing traffic will be shut down beginning September 15th and the 2nd bridge will be converted to allow one way traffic in each direction during the repair process.   The N.C.D.O.T. has awarded a $6.3 million contract to G.A & F. C Wagman, Inc of York, Pa to repair the bridge, which crosses the Currituck sound and is the only way off of the northern Outer Banks. Plans are to replace the sagging pavement with a layer of latex-modified concrete that the highway department says will smooth out the riding surface.  In addition, seals will be replaced in joints that allow the bridge to expand and contract with the weather. Since the bridge opened in the early 1990’s a series of dips on the deck of the heavily traveled span has made for bouncy, and potentially dangerous, driving for motorists heading west between the Outer Banks and mainland Currituck County. Weather conditions will play a large role in the placement of the new pavement as the statement released by the D.O.T. indicated that air temperatures must be between 50 and 85 degrees with surface temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees.  Wind speeds cannot be more than 10 MPH during the process.
The Bridge on the Left will be closed for 8 months
There was no comment in the news release related to potential evacuations that may be called due to hurricanes. The contract is one of 29 contracts that total $107.5 million which were awarded in June for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, the statement said. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday 7/29/13

Go Fly A Kite!

It is a rainy Monday here on the Outer Banks and we need something to brighten our day.   So today’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Kasey Woodrum who sent along this picture of her daughter flying a kite on the beach on Hatteras Island earlier this year. READ MORE

OBX July 4th 2013 Firework & Parade Information

Going on vacation the week of July 4th this year?  It is going to be amazing, and the memories will last a lifetime!       

The Outer Banks is the place to be this July 4th!  The morning begins with an exciting parade in the heart of Duck, NC.  Get there early, park, and walk to get a Duck Donut and have your beach buckets ready for candy & goodies!  If you are staying in Duck, just pack up the stroller or wagon and make your way to the perfect spot for your family!  The parade is followed by a day of celebration together with live music and refreshments.  READ MORE

Sweet Summer time on the OBX!

There is just something about summer time…flowers blossom, kids are finished with school work, routines change, gardens grow, families spend more time outdoors, cook outs, baseball games, pool parties…what I am missing?  READ MORE

Memory Monday 5/6/13

Nags Head Memories

This week’s Memory Monday guest photo submission comes to use from Jan Thruston of Midlothian, Virginia who rented “Tranquility Base” in South Nags Head last September. READ MORE

Leave your mark on the Outer Banks this year!

Families have been traveling for vacations on the Outer Banks for over 100 years!



For many years, the Outer Banks has been a hot spot for historic travel because of the battles fought on the sand, the challenges won in the air, and the memories made beyond the dunes.  When you are counting down and awaiting your next steps on the sand, make sure to take photos and share your memories with the rest of the world!  It is amazing to think of how much progress was made in such a small area in the past 100 years as far as technology and vacation luxuries go, imagine what might change in the next 100 years? READ MORE

Memory Monday 2/11/13

Friends!


This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Jenny Harsin of Salisbury, Maryland who stayed with Outer Banks Blue Realty Services this past August in the property “Long Time Coming II” in the Ocean Lakes area of Corolla. READ MORE