Ep. 277: Outer Banks | Cape Hatteras National Seashore North Carolina camping kayaking

Avatar admin | October 19, 2022

North Carolina's Outer Banks is one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast, where the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This collision forces southbound ships into a dangerous 12-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals, where hundreds and possibly thousands of shipwrecks have given Cape Hatteras the reputation as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This is home to Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- America's first -- and while camping in the National Seashore's Oregon Inlet Campground we'll visit the famed Cape Hatteras Light and the Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station, climb the 10-story staircase of Bodie Island Light, kayak Pamlico Sound at Pea Island, survive a gale to ferry to Ocracoke Island, tour the birthplace of flight at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, grab some Chesapeake Bay steamed crabs, and learn the history of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island at Manteo.

Filmed: September 18-25, 2022


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:50 Oregon Inlet Campground
  • 3:22 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • 4:30 Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station
  • 6:25 Bodie Island Lighthouse
  • 10:46 Kayaking Pamlico Sound at Pea Island
  • 14:19 Ocracoke Island
  • 22:06 Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • 24:27 Manteo on Roanoke Island
  • 26:27 Wrap-up and what's next



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