Nomadic Life – Week 20 – The Outer Banks
Nomadic Life – Week 20 started out with a long weekend in North Carolina’s barrier islands known as the Outer Banks. I drove this picturesque stretch of road over fifteen years ago and it was high on my list of places to return to in our nomadic life. For those unfamiliar with the Outer Banks, this is a place full of history, mystery and sunny beaches. The first English settlement in the new world which vanished with only the word “Croatan” left behind was attempted on Roanoke Island. The first successful powered and manned flight took place in Kitty Hawk. Most of these islands are linked by a solitary road and ferry boats. It makes for a serene and beautiful way to spend a weekend during any time of the year.
Many Things to See and Do in the OBX
The islands have many campgrounds scattered all over the chain and we loved how close each is to the rolling Atlantic waves. We had a blast taking in the history, the lighthouses, and exploring the landscape of the Outer Banks (OBX). The sand dunes found here are the largest on the East Coast. There are also freshwater ponds covered in waterfowl and of course long white sandy beaches. We got very lucky with amazing weather throughout the weekend. The days and nights were clear although a bit cold but we had some amazing starry nights.
Back to the Mainland
Late on Monday, we caught the ferry boat back to the mainland from Ocracoke just before the rain started to fall. We had a perfect sunny three days and then the rain arrived. Great timing.
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