The next couple of months look to be exciting here on the island. Spring arrived promptly at 7:04am, the 2oth of March, and boy what a beautiful day it was. Easter weekend was beautiful and the future is looking bright. Have a look below and check out all the news and we look forward to seeing you soon….
NC DOT and Governor team up to help save Hatteras Island
After a trip to see the devastation first hand along our coastline, Governor McCrory, along with the NC DOT, have declared a state of emergency on NC 12- the main artery to the Island. We know, the first thing you think is “state of emergency, that sounds bad!” The truth is, this has been a long time coming and will help put NC 12 on the fast track for the attention it needs. There will be a host of activity along the highway in the coming year, and it’s a great sign for our visitors and residents. Knowing what needs to be done to Highway 12 is in focus, and will help assure everyone traveling on and off the island this season will have a safer and easier time of it. Check for updates here:
Warm southwest winds are here….
For kiteboarders like us, the arrival of spring is kicked off when the first warm breeze from the southwest rolls into town. The good news is that it showed up in epic fashion a few weeks ago: mid 60’s, waist to head high swell, and a solid 18-22mph. As the day warmed up, the wind just kept climbing and although I’m still nursing some ribs, Evan took great advantage of the opportunity. Rigging up near the point in Hatteras, she took off on a 5+mile down winder with me close in tow driving the jeep along with her. I snapped a few shots along the way and we hope that it will help all those wind junkies out there chomping at the bit, checking off the days on the calendar until their spring Hatteras trip arrives. Don’t forget to swing by the shop, check out the weatherboard, grab a fresh drink and talk wind- we are just as addicted as you!!!!
Time to turn the Island on!
As spring arrives, so does the life including visitors of all species. Some osprey sightings have been happening and the porpoises are lining the south beaches playing in the waves all day long.
Rt. 12 is a bit busier bringing both homeowners and vacationers here each day. It’s been fun seeing the docks filling with anglers and curious onlookers at the daily arrival of the fleet. Boats usually start arriving a little after 3 pm, and fill the slips all the way through 7:00pm. The fish are big, and so are the numbers of them so make time on your next visit to grab a drink here at the Turtle then just walk across the street and see what’s brought in. Maybe book a charter of your own and land that fish you will tell stories about for life. Check out the web cam:
Story telling festival
There is still plenty of time to book your trip down to the 1st annual Story Telling Festival in May. “What is a story telling festival?” you ask. This year from May 3rd-5th Hatteras Village will be hosting an event that brings Authors, Entertainers and local legends together to share both amazing life experiences and good old campfire stories. Storytellers like Connie Regan-Blake, who has entertained audiences in over 45 states, to Plymouths own Ben Cherry, sharing tales of “Blackbeard” will fill the events calendar. You can also swing by just to get your groove on with Clifford Swain and Banjo Island who are providing music for the weekend. Sounds like a great event and hope to see you down here. More info can be found at:
And lastly just a pic of the pups happy as can be…we think they may even love the beach more than we do: