(This issue of CvilleBuzz will be devoted to a fall getaway on the Outer Banks – everything from how to get there to what to do and where to eat.)
It’s finally fall. The heat and humidity of August has lifted, the skies are blue and there is a slight morning nip in the air. Let’s celebrate fall’s arrival. Let’s take a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Outer Banks is a long sliver of land dangling off the coast of Carolina, daring a hurricane to take its best shot.
Like Capt. Dan in Forest Gump taunting a tropical storm: “Bring it on! Is that all you got?”
Storms come and go and the Outer Banks stays put.
The Outer Banks runs from Corolla to the north all the way to Hatteras and extending out to Ocracoke Island. This 100-mile stretch offers wilderness areas, unique shopping, world-class fishing, sights aplenty and a soothing climate – especially in the fall when the long lines of tourists have disappeared and the rates for vacation rentals are reduced dramatically.
I have friends who swear by the primitive beaches of Corolla and others who consider anyplace but Hatteras as a poor excuse for the OBX, but my wife Nancy and I have adopted Nags Head as our home base. It’s in the middle of everything with both sound and ocean access, great dining and fishing.
We just spent three heavenly days in Nags Head with perfect weather. The previous weekend before was ruined by Hurricane Florence and this week brought rain and drizzle. But last Friday through Monday was delightful. Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about it.