25 May 2010

Kayaking Ocracoke and the Outer Banks

In the past few weeks we've touched on more than a few things to do on Ocracoke and the Outer Banks, from Hang Gliding to dining, to ferry rides and climbing lighthouses, to touring deserted islands and hunting hidden treasures from the past... But one we haven't touched on yet is kayaking!

There is something so peaceful and serene about floating on the water in a small boat without an engine - when near-silent paddling is the only noise intruding on your thoughts. Its a time to enjoy the water and the nature you can simply glide to...

Along the Hatteras shores you can find a marsh...


or a small jetty with a lone visitor...


or perhaps some friends enjoying a sand bar surrounded by water...


You'll never know what type of character you might meet out on the water!


And, of course, along the way you'll also be treated to some unique perspectives - ones that you won't get from land, or even zooming by on a motorized boat.



Maybe you'll even be able to see where the BIG boats go!


And were some others may dock...


Although others may have the idea of enjoying the scenery too!


BUT - one of my favorite things about these small sea-going kayaks has to be pulling up to shore and relaxing. Sometimes the best vacation moments are made by taking a few minutes to just enjoy the scenery and to watch what may happen to float by...

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