Trips of Discovery - FOR ME, BOATING IS NEVER JUST ABOUT THE DESTINATION, IT'S ALWAYS AT LEAST AS MUCH ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

10 cool things for your summer boating season

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes – Hurray! Finally, we may be going to have the first somewhat Covid-free boating season in the Mid Atlantic region of the US since 2020. While you’re planning to make some of your boating bucket list a reality this season, don’t forget to look into our top 10 list here. Extend your fun on the water 1- Floating Private Island The Inflatable Dock 7 is an all-in-one swim platform, outdoor yoga platform, and portable dock. The Inflatable Dock increases your real estate on the water without compromising storage space. It transforms from a folded-up travel bag to a floating private island in minutes. As an alternative, you may choose to...

Ocracoke Island – Hoi toider, O’coker, famous pirates, and the highest concentration of art galleries on the Outer Banks

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 5 – Ocracoke Island Estimated reading time: 12 minutes – SBFL 21* – PLANNING TO VISIT –  How do you pronounce Ocracoke? Try it with two long “O” sounds – as in “Oh-Crah-Coke.” If that doesn’t work for you, try to say two words back-to-back: okra as in the vegetable and coke as in the Coke beverage. However you pronounce it, that is our destination, the southernmost island of the Outer Banks (OBX). We will catch a free ferry from Hatteras Island to get there. Ocracoke Island is the most remote inhabited island of the OBX. You may wonder, since Trips Of Discovery is primarily a blog...

7 things you need to know to start planning your day in Hatteras Island – A dingbatter’s guide

OBX, where coastal legends are born – Part 4 – Hatteras Island, Stop 3 Estimated reading time: 16 minutes – SBFL 20* – PLANNING TO VISIT – What’s a dingbatter? Well, let’s talk about that a bit later.  If you are contemplating how far you should go down Hatteras Island, let’s talk about what more there is to see on the island. On our Stop 3, we will: Visit 4 villages: Avon, Buxton, Frisco and, at the southernmost tip of the island, Hatteras, Catch up on some area legends, and Definitely talk about notable spots. We will be doing this leg of the trip by car, just like the editors of the National Geographic in...

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....