March 31, 2016

In 1972, 100 years after the birth of the science of oceanography, the US started the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary program. Many of you may not be aware of the fact that we do have our own National Marine Sanctuary right off the coast of the OBX, the Monitor Marine S...

March 29, 2016

We left Charleston on Easter morning much like we found it, gloomy and rainy. Being from a coastal town we are all too familiar with the variability and unpredictable weather. Storms come in seemingly out of no where, eventually disapaiting leaving calm sunny skies and...

March 29, 2016

There's an old folktale in Hatteras, told when skies are grey, persistent clouds loom over the coastlines and rain pours without signs of stopping; the story of the Grey Man. Every once in a while the Outer Banks finds itself in the path of a major hurricane. Being Nor...

March 26, 2016

We woke up to a rainy day in Charleston, but regardless of the weather we had a full day planned. After some delicious waffles and strong coffee we headed to Folly Beach Fishing Pier for a cleanup we set up. Organizing events like this in communities far from Wilmingto...

March 25, 2016

The four of us piled in the car excited to be finally going on our Hope Spot: Hatteras expedition to Charleston, SC. Due to a minor medical situation we weren't able to leave last week. As we drove over the iconic Ravenel Bridge our excitement intesified coming into th...

March 18, 2016

Today we leave for Charleston, SC on our third Hope Spot: Hatteras expedition! Our trip comes just after good news. Not only for us, but also our oceans!

 

First, if you haven't heard... OFFSHORE DRILLING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC. What a HUGE day for o...

March 13, 2016

After following our adventures this week, we hope all of our readers have gained a greater appreciation for the OBX and learned a little something on what makes the area offshore so special. We hope that we have inspired all of you to be a part of this movement for our...

March 13, 2016

Today started out a little gloomy. The clouds rolled in after a perfect sunny week, as we headed to Coquina Beach for a cleanup. Even on this remote beach during one of the most dead times of the year for the OBX (before tourist season), we found evidence of humans. In...

March 13, 2016

We spent this overcast, grey sky morning at Coquina Beach, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, cleaning up.While walking on a shoreline like this you can't help but feel removed from the world. You don't encounter very many people. It's just you and the ocean. There's a l...

March 12, 2016

After a one and a half hour drive through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, we arrived at the Cape Hatteras - Ocracoke ferry. This was a new experience for all of us. As we slowly made our way across the inlet between the two islands we were in awe at this beautiful...

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