Author: Kazaz

The Tri-Villages

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 4 – Hatteras Island, Stop 2 … Estimated reading time: 9 minutes – SBFL 19* – PLANNING TO VISIT – Here we are in 2022. Happy New Year! As our avid readers know, we are not seeking new lands and exotic cultures. Through our boating journey of discovery, we are out there to see what was always just over the horizon with a new eye.  All of the islands of the Outer Banks (OBX) remind me how much we love the coastal lifestyle. Although we, too, are very much a part of such a lifestyle in general terms, the OBX is definitely different and a cut above. I would say from its shifting sands and shoals that...

America’s Lighthouse

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 4 – Hatteras Island, Stop 1 … Estimated reading time: 6 minutes – SBFL 18* – PLANNING TO VISIT – On my last post, I talked about a walking waterway. This time, how about talking about a candy-striped lighthouse that also walked? These are some of the many fascinating legends of the Outer Banks.   After leaving our boat Life’s AOK in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, our planning for our 320-mile land excursion southward on the Outer Banks (OBX) barrier islands continues. With the mighty Atlantic Sea on our left and the extensive inland waters of the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds on our right, we planned to visit the Northern Islands. After that came Roanoke Island with all...

The Legend of the Oregon Inlet

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 3 – Oregon Inlet … Estimated reading time: 9 minutes – SBFL 17* – PLANNING TO VISIT – Honestly, when was the last time you thought that the waterway under you as you were crossing a bridge might have a history, let alone a legend, associated with it? Welcome to the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina. Almost every significant spot that you may stand on or pass by on the OBX has a legend. Well, the waterway, the Oregon Inlet, that we will be crossing using a great 2.8 mile-long bridge to Hatteras Island, has a legend as well. In Part 2 of this OBX mini segment, we talked about Roanoke Island. Now we are planning...

What happened at Roanoke Island?

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 2 – Roanoke Island … Estimated reading time: 10 minutes – SBFL 16* – PLANNING TO VISIT – We are continuing to follow the footsteps of Dorothea and Stuart E. Jones in their 1958 National Geographic article titled, “Slow Boat to Florida,” (SBFL), and the 1973 book of Allan C. Fisher, Jr., published by National Geographic, titled, “America’s Inland Waterway.” In our previous post, in Part 1, we planned to leave our boat, Life’s AOK, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and do a multi-day excursion to the Outer Banks (OBX) on the path of the Jones’. As per Fisher’s notes, he did not stop by the Outer Banks. From Elizabeth City, he headed straight to cross the...