Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Little RV Visits the Outer Banks of North Carolina

After Hurricane Matthew's departure we waited for several days before leaving Virginia. There had been so much flooding in the days following the storm we were concerned about road closures. We finally took off for an area near the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina. The Outer Banks are a string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.

We found a great little campground in Shawboro, NC and spent three days there. The weather was perfect. Murphy and I spent an entire morning outside. He choose to sunbathe and I colored and enjoyed and iced mocha. 

 We were just about 35 miles from one of the bridges to the Outer Banks. I had just one objective. I wanted to get all of us onto the beach. The first town we came to after the bridge crossing was Kitty Hawk. We choose to turn north and see the sights. After driving for roughly an hour through heavy traffic and a lot of standing water we stopped at a tourism /  welcome center in the town of Duck to see where we might find a beach accessible to everyone. 
This boy loves the beach almost
as much as I do.

The ladies told me there are large sand dunes all along the beaches and you must climb over them or use the occasional stairs to get to the water. When it is difficult to walk on level terrain, trekking through deep sand then climbing a dune is impossible. 

After I went back to the car and one of the ladies followed me out to tell us to try Jeanette's Pier in Nag's Head. We drove back toward the south and ended up going through Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and into Nag's Head. (Who named these places?) We found Jeanette's Pier and sure enough, we all made it onto the beach. 

 It was absolutely beautiful. After we set Rob up in a chair with his sunglasses and camera Murphy and I set out for a stroll on the beach and a little shelling. 
 We did end up seeing a lot of the beautiful OBX but mostly from the car. If I were to go back I'd rent a guest house with beach access and avoid necessity of searching for an accessible beach. 


  1. When we lived in Pennsylvania, we spent all our vacations on the Carolina Outer Banks at Kill Devil Hills. Loved that area but I bet it has really become over developed since the last time we were there in the 60's and early 70's.

    1. Not a square inch of space left over Dizzy. Sad