As the last days of summer give way to the beauty of autumn, the skies fill with thousands upon thousands of waterfowl making their winter migration to the sounds and estuaries surrounding the Outer Banks. It is a cycle that’s as old as time, and as snow geese spread their wings to break their descent into the water and hundreds of blue petes raft in the waters of the Currituck Sound, the air is filled with the beautiful cacophony of their calls.
Most every topic imaginable gets covered about the Outer Banks except the one that might be the most important, “What is it like to live on the Outer Banks?” There is a certain amount of logic to discussing this question, since ours is an economy dominated by tourism, so folks come down for a short visit and then head home. Since it’s a question that comes up consistently, maybe this is a good time to give my personal overview.
It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to activities on the Outer Banks that bring visitors to our rental homes. What could be more inviting than a celebration of the local seafood, the fishermen who bring it to us, and the chefs who prepare it? That’s what is waiting for you at the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival on October 19th at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head. Carolina Designs Realty was a charter sponsor of the event’s inaugural last year where we hosted over 7000 participants.
Let’s face it, not everyone likes to go wine tasting. If you’re a beer drinker, for example, there’s a good possibility that wine just isn’t for you. Now . . . if only someone would just invent beer tastings.
You’re in luck! It’s doubtful this was invented on the Outer Banks, but a few local businesses that are always on the lookout to garner more customers, are offering beer tasting, three of which, are brewing their own beer. To participate in this tour, we’ll start in the south and work our way north.
Let’s face it, northeast North Carolina is not known as a hotbed of wine production, yet there are a couple of wineries in our area turning out some very decent wines. Just because local wineries are few and far between, doesn’t mean we don’t have wine tasting tours. There are a number of opportunities on the Outer Banks to tour the world in a one ounce pour.