Get Outdoors · Home Sweet Hatteras · Nature Study

Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Cape Hatteras is a popular sea turtle nesting site. According to the Park Service, there were over 200 sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (from Bodie Island all the way to Ocracoke Island). A few of them were right over the dune from my house. The Park Service ropes off the nests… Continue reading Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Home Sweet Hatteras · Horses

Riding My Horse at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

One cool thing about living here is that there are plenty of places to ride. A large portion of the island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which means that the beaches here are public, and access can’t be restricted by hotels or homeowners. As taxpayers, we all own the beaches here and… Continue reading Riding My Horse at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Get Outdoors · Simple Living

Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras

When you go on a beach vacation and you order seafood at the local restaurant, do you have any idea where it comes from? Do you know what a drop net looks like or how it works? Most people have some vague idea of how a farm works, and how their meat and vegetables get… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras

Get Outdoors · Nature Study

Kayaking in Cape Hatteras

I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras