Our home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a small but very comfortable house. We enjoy the big yard for it has a lot of room for all kinds of fun activities. It has plenty of room for my garden and also for entertaining. My husband decide that this year we are putting in a fire pit for those after hour fun nights. We only live about 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean. As a matter of fact if you get on the roof you can see the ocean.
Some nights when the wind blows out of the North East for a couple of days you can hear the roar of the ocean as the waves break onto the beach. There are nights when I can not sleep so I decide to work on the computer. Around three am in the morning you can hear the fishing boats getting ready to make their trip out into the ocean. It is so quiet at that time in the morning that you can hear the roar of the engines form the fishing vessels making there way out into the Atlantic for the day. For some folks here that is a way of life for them. If you go down to the docks when they return for their day of fishing you can buy fish from them. I love it! Fresh fish for tacos, not to mention tuna for the grill. Yummy!! I should also say that they have fresh local produce that is always for sale along side the roads on your way here to the Outer Banks. I always get at least 3 dozens ears of corn to prepare for the winter months here. It really freezes great. I enjoy my garden and every year I try to plant something new. I really enjoy living here on the Outer Banks.
Many of the locals own private shops along the 158 highway, which is also called the by-pass. It is the only road in and out of the islands of the Outer Banks. We have many towns here, so don’t blink because before you know it, your in a new town. Many visitors get very confused as to “which town is this?” Is this Kitty Hawk, Kill Devils Hills, Nags Head or where am I. Yes it is asked many times.
In 2010 we had a very bad Hurricane , which is part of life here, but it destroyed some of our road ways and made a new inlet to Cape Hatteras Island, which is the furthest point out in the Atlantic Ocean you can get.
Here is the Forever Temporary Bridge they have installed. Of course with a lot of debates, a new bridge will have to be install in the further.
On the Island of Hatteras there are many more towns for you to explored. There is Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton Frisco and Hatteras.
The sun here is very hot during the summer months and we get the greatest sunsets here as well. The average temperatures are around 85 to 90 in the summer. It is not unusually for us to reach 100 degrees in the month of August.
The last but favorite Island to me, is Ocracoke Island. Yes you must take the Ferry to the island. It’s great! But not in the summer when the line of cars are so long you will be waiting 1 hour to get a Ferry ride.
Many take part in wind sailing! Folks from Canada are here all the time to catch the wind and waves. They are very friendly and I enjoy taking to them. But to watch them in action on their windsurfer boards they are amazing!