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Things I hate about visiting the Outer Banks

Things I hate about visiting the Outer Banks




First of all, I hate waiting to get back. I love the awesome beauty of Hatteras Island. I hate unloading our truck but it sure is worth it. We're finally back! I hate when neighbors leave their outside lights on all night. I just love gazing at the majestic, starry sky without ambient light. I hate when people walk over and on the dunes. They're so very important and I don't want them damaged. I hate when people don't clean up after their dogs. It's not that hard. Finally, I hate check out day. I know it will be many months until we can return to beautiful Hatteras.


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" I hate when neighbors leave their outside lights on all night...."

Preach it, brother!


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When I was a kid I'd scream at people walking over the dunes on non-paths. They'd look at me like I was stupid. Even as a 12 year old I understood the importance of them.

Also...I took a trip down to our house this past week to move some stuff. Found some dog **** in our driveway. Seriously...how hard is it to pick it up? You live in beach paradise, there are no worries. Yet you're STILL so lazy you can't pick it up.


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When I was a kid I'd scream at people walking over the dunes on non-paths. They'd look at me like I was stupid. Even as a 12 year old I understood the importance of them.

Also...I took a trip down to our house this past week to move some stuff. Found some dog **** in our driveway. Seriously...how hard is it to pick it up? You live in beach paradise, there are no worries. Yet you're STILL so lazy you can't pick it up.

Grim_Smoker


If the Mouth Breather allowed" it's" dog to drop a load in/ on a driveway ..... It's a felony to make them understand. Best get the hose and pretend it didn't happen. Sick smiley


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I dislike people who drive like they like they are late for work.


















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When going down there. Looking around and thinking how much better I liked it back in the 70's. The days of Penny's Hill. Fish Fish Fish


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My blood boils when I see webcams/pics from the morning & there are canopy skeletons littering the beach.

That is really sad. I have not seen it in person anywhere on HI or Ocracoke & if I did I might just lose my mind. As in an official head explosion!

That makes me NOT miss KDH so much though...


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How about a Residents viewpoint. Since I'm a business owner (STOLAT Fishing Charters & Pop's Reel Repair) Vacationers and Visitors (notice I don't use Tourists), I'm very appreciative of you all. However, why do people drive 25 MPH in the left lane on the By-pass. I'm not even talking about those getting ready to go into the turn lane. I'm talking about those driving for MILES at 25 MPH. It's a 50/45 MPH road. Next is those who drive down the center turn lane for extended periods. Yeh, Yeh I know you have to get up to speed. But fora few blocks, even through intersections. Get out and wait your turn when it's clear. Sometimes you have to turn South to o North, Get it! Ok love you all.


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I hated Wednesdays. We just got here, and we have to leave in a couple of days?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzbHFc6WJhE



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I hate the first 10 hours of my drive there (From Columbia to Corolla is enjoyable) and all 12 hours of the drive home.


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When going down there. Looking around and thinking how much better I liked it back in the 70's. The days of Penny's Hill. Fish Fish Fish

xsthomas

I hate that Penny's Hill now has giant private property/ no trespassing signs all over it. I understand the need for not driving on it but it's the best sound to ocean view on the northern outer banks. It's a really special place.


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I absolutely hate when people dig large holes on the beach and leave without filling them in. Makes going for a walk under the stars very interesting.


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I hate Saturdays from July to Sept.

And I hate the wind.



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I hate hurricanes, evacuations, event houses, houses so large they have their own dumpster, visitors who come for "the house", visitors who come to watch TV, visitors who come and want everything to be "just like it is at home", idiots who drive on the 4X4 in Currituck county in search of horses and have absolutely no respect for private property, GPS that leads vehicles over dunes where there are no roads, day trippers that clog MP 14 - 17 like it's a tailgate party, people who leave trash on the beach... There's a lot I hate about the Outer Banks these days.


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I dislike folk that still call the outer banks a pair-a-dice, it has not been that for many, many years. I dislike folk that say I come here because it is not like va beach...really. I dislike folk that complain about the traffic..what did you expect? I dislike how a real paradise has been ruined by heartless politicians. Enjoy it while you can. Pray


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I hate driving north on the Bonner bridge and west on the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge.


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I'm having a hard time contributing to this thread. Everything I love about the Outer Banks completely cancels out anything negative. Maybe if I lived there I'd have a different view, but I don't, so I don't. I can't even say I hate it when we have to leave (and I do) because that's actually a positive for the Outer Banks (not wanting to leave).

Yeah, I'm over thinking it. I do find some of the responses funny though. Saturday traffic? I'd gladly give up Saturday to not have to deal with it Monday through Friday.

Sorry, I'm probably being way to serious here. Canopy skeletons in the morning definitely bug me.

John


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Leaving, after almost 20 years of visiting Hatteras Island it hasn't lost its charm one single bit. And I bring my two Newfoundlands, really big dogs every time. I always have bags in my pocket in case they decide to make a deposit. My friendly Newfies are a big hit when I walk on the beach, we've made several friends over the years and look forward to seeing each other year after year.
West Virginia may claim to be almost heaven but for me it's Hatteras Island that is heaven!


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I hated Wednesdays. We just got here, and we have to leave in a couple of days?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzbHFc6WJhE

PaulOinMA


Same here. I have to mentally reboot my brain as I wake up on Wed morning that I'm not halfway done my vacation, I've got a 4 day vacation ahead of me.


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I hated Wednesdays. We just got here, and we have to leave in a couple of days?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzbHFc6WJhE

PaulOinMA


Same here. I have to mentally reboot my brain as I wake up on Wed morning that I'm not halfway done my vacation, I've got a 4 day vacation ahead of me.


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The one thing I hate is leaving. Fish


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One thing I really did not like was fishing on an almost deserted beach in March and you see a guy pull a big drum out. He leaves and we go where he was fishing. He comes back and pulls RIGHT NEXT TO YOU and starts SLAMMING his rod holders in and acts like he OWNS that part of the beach. He did bring a kid back with him so of course we're not gonna make a scene and we moved along.


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I hate when the rest of my house wants to waste 2-3 hours going out to dinner instead of being on the beach - and I have to go with them!


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I dislike folk that still call the outer banks a pair-a-dice, it has not been that for many, many years. I dislike folk that say I come here because it is not like va beach...really. I dislike folk that complain about the traffic..what did you expect? I dislike how a real paradise has been ruined by heartless politicians. Enjoy it while you can. Pray

vanative


It is still a paradise. The traffic, besides the ride in and out on Saturday (that holds me hostage), is no worse than a normal day in Virginia Beach. You may have to travel to find YOUR definition of paradise as we did yesterday with a visit to Carova and photographing the horses. Yep, who says the three in-season months are the best we have to offer? Quite the contrary. I hate the cost of living here and the cost of insurance but it's a small price to pay for living here. I hate the building, but what did you expect would happen to an empty lot? I hate the oversized houses that ruin it for the three to four bedroom owners. Life goes on no matter how much we want to live in the now or the past.






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Other than knowing that our time is short there each year there is little to dislike about visiting the Outer Banks. For many of us that week or two that we get to visit is the escapism that we need from our normal day to day life many hours and many miles away from where our paradise lays.There have been both good and bad vacation trips but when we are at the Outer banks we get to ignore the real worlds that we have left behind.The high stress job melts away with the salt air and peace takes control.

Sure things may be a little more crowded and maybe a few of our favorite places are no longer there but it is there that I can share the souls of Hemingway, Thoreau, and Wadsworth. And Buffet..."if there's is a heaven for me I'm sure there is a beach attached."