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Today is National Crayon Day! Read some interested facts about Crayola! Think of the colors of the seashore!
Things to bring on my vacation?
So, you’ve booked your vacation property with Dolphin Realty and now the countdown begins until your toes are in the warm sandy beaches of Hatteras. A few weeks before you’re ready to start your vacation, you start to brain storm….what do I need to bring? What should I pack? Here are some helpful hints and tips as a guideline for prepping for your vacation! Of course food and clothes are a given but, here are some other suggestions.
Things to do on Hatteras Island for little to no cost
Many vacationers spend a year or more in time saving for their vacation. They want to make sure they do all the things they would like to, make memories and experience all they can in one trip. Not everyone knows there are quite a few things to do on the island that will cost you little to no money at all. It’s hard to believe in this day and time that there is anything “free” but, there is!!!! Below, you will find things to do on the island that are little to no cost to you.
Why you should rent a vacation home instead of staying at a hotel
There are many reasons that a vacation home is better to stay in than a hotel room. A hotel room rarely ever has a kitchen or living/dining area. There is not much privacy in a hotel for you to have your own space. You find yourself eating out every night when you stay at a hotel room. While it’s nice to eat out sometimes on vacation; it’s not always cost effective for some families. If you rent a vacation home, you have your own kitchen and you’re able to make whatever you’d like for dinner and keep the budget lower than if you were eating out. With a vacation home, you have the benefit of a living room to watch TV, relax and make memories with your family. There’s a dining area for you to eat as a family and play games after a nice meal. You will also find, most vacation homes have decks to enjoy the outdoors versus many hotel rooms that don’t have the decking or balconies that a vacation home would have. The other benefit of having a deck and/or balcony is being able to enjoy a meal outside with your family in the salt air breeze on a summer night. You have so much more space to put away all of your belongings in a vacation home; because in a hotel you don’t have the dresser/closet space you normally would to store items.
In conclusion, it’s more beneficial to stay in a vacation rental than it would be to stay in a hotel room. You’ll really have an enjoyable vacation!
Hatteras Island has some of the best treasures in the world. From colorful sea glass to so many unique shells, sand dollars, starfish, sea urchins and much more. The ocean is an amazing place that pushes countless, distinctive beach treasures. The picture featured is just a few of the precious gems found along the Atlantic Ocean. Each shell that you find along the beach has its own character, shape and color. Beachcombing the island for precious beach gems is a very relaxing and calming hobby for many. One of the best times to go on the beach looking for shells and beautiful things from the ocean is after a storm, hurricane or nor’easter because usually the ocean has stirred up everything in the Atlantic and pushed it back up on the beach!
Yesterday was the 10th day since we had thunder...the island legend held it's truth! We had snow flurries and sleet last night! This photo was taken on this day in 2009!
Thunder in Winter
Have you ever heard the old island legend about thunder in the winter? It is believed that if you hear thunder in the winter on Hatteras Island that it will snow in 10 days. We had a thunder storm here in Hatteras on the 10th of January. The island doesn’t get snow too often but, to see snow on the beach is absolutely breath taking. The dunes look like a large white blanket has been thrown over them and the shells are dusted with snowflakes. The largest snow storm recorded in Hatteras was in 1989. The snow fall was 13.3 inches. Stay-tuned with us, we will check back in on January 20th and give an update if that legend is true.
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