The Outer Banks, North Carolina Part 1
All of the photographs and website information on this narrow strip of land surrounded by The Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Currituck Sound on the other did not do this place any justice. It's one of those wonders that you must see to believe, must stand in the center of to experience.
On one of our first outings, we came nearly face to face with a wild mustang. We kept our 50 feet distance which is the law of the land, and took photographs, amazed at this majestic wild creature. Several feet further we spotted a few more. They were not bothered by us one bit and simply grazed without disturbance. I embraced that moment, knowing it would be etched into my mind for eternity.
We heard stories about how the OBX (Outer Banks) is considered the graveyard of the Atlantic, with shipwrecks that pre-dated the 1600's, World War II stories and even a ship that had crashed to shore only two weeks prior to our arrival.
I cannot put into words how amazing and relaxing this trip was. How it brought me back to Earth and placed me back in touch with nature. There was something new to see each day, and if you're a total history nerd like I am, you'll come back with enough knowledge of the historic OBX to create your own pamphlet.
In Part Two I'll discuss my top locations you MUST see when visiting the Outer Banks, everything from the Wright Brothers Memorial to the Lost Colony re-enactments. Stay tuned!