Like the title of this blog says (in the words of the great Robert Earl Keen), the road goes on forever… and the party never ends. Finally my OBX blog. That would be the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My (our) favorite place on Earth, especially favorite coastal place. It truly is a magical and historical place. I just recently took my third trip there. The only negative about it is having to head back home. Kelley and I had a great third trip. Lots of good eats, scenery and wild horses to go around. I’m pretty sure it is the only place that ranks #1 on my list to retire at. Join me below as I share photos from the OBX.
We arrived at the 200 mile barrier island on May 2, 2013 and our first grub on the trip was at one of our FAVORITE places – Dirty Dick’s Crab House. I really only like to eat seafood when I’m at the coast. It’s the real deal after-all.
First adventure on the trip and one of the mains reason I’m in love with the Outer Banks… the wild mustangs of Corolla. We had a BEAUTIFUL and wonderful trip. I wish I could re-live it over and over. We saw a ton of horses (and some packs more than once) which is really good considering the temps were still on the cool side and the horses weren’t ready to be on the ocean side in the sand and at the water yet. They don’t go out to the shoreline til the consistent warm weather comes. The first turn we made on Carova on the sand dunes we saw a pack of seven and my heart dropped. We stayed out for 2 hours and went to some places we had never been before. Just another awesome adventure on Corolla and Carova Beach. It was perfect and the beauties are one of the greatest joys in my life.
First lighthouse stop – Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The beautiful red brick lighthouse found in the Northern part of the Outer Banks.
Second lighthouse stop would be our favorite – Bodie Lighthouse.
Last stop of the day, we went to look at Cape Hatteras late into the evening. We stayed in Buxton so this lighthouse is just a hop and a skip away.
Good morning from Buxton Beach…
Aboard the ferry and head to Ocracoke Island. Fun time. Such a slow pace and laid-back village and island. Real island living.
Gotta eat. I mean.. really. Pony Island Restaurant. Another FAVORITE place. One of the best on the whole stretch of the Outer Banks. I miss it!
Of course no trip to the island would be a trip unless you stop to see the Ocracoke Lighthouse. The smallest of all the OBX lighthouses and the only one you can’t climb.
Sights and stories of Ocracoke.
Can’t go to Ocracoke without going by to see the beautiful Banker Ponies!! I love, love them.
Stop on the beach side of Ocracoke/Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a bit. Real windy day but I love shooting on the sands.
Stop for a little reminiscing of “Nights in Rodanthe”
Last stop of the evening Roanoke Island and Manteo. It is simply gorgeous here. One of the best places to get out and take a nice walk. “What’s special about Manteo is that, if you’re willing to take a moment of your time to say hello, you may very well make a friend.”
One of the coolest and most historical places our country has – Wright Brothers National Memorial
And with that, I’m done. Go visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina one day if you can. You will enjoy it very much.
Now onto to OBX trip #4…