On The Outer Banks – North Carolina, USAPosted on Jan 21, 2013 | 9 comments
The wild places are the places we love the most. Who knows why, but empty, open, and untouched just seems to please our travel senses.
Normally, the Outer Banks serves as a summer destination, but we were more than pleased to visit the vast shores of North Carolina during the winter.
No crowds. No traffic. Just the Banks.
Our friends were ridiculously gracious enough to load us into their 4x4 and take us out to explore the beaches and dunes of the Outer Banks. Within seconds of hitting the sand, we saw tons of dolphins surfing in the waves.
And minutes later - whales!
And shortly after that - wild horses!
The Outer Banks explodes with nature, and it was particularly nice to have the whole beach to ourselves without the distractions of umbrellas and volleyball games.
If you're visiting the Outer Banks, make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to take down the beach. Also, check in at one of the visitors centers and get a sense of where you want to go, as the Banks stretch more than 100 miles.
Too many times we have passed by this area of the country without stopping in for a visit. We won't make that mistake again.
Last Stop: Quebec, Canada
Next Stop: Jekyll Island, Georgia - USA
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