I read that. Everything there seemed quite logical to me and made me wonder why they needed a study to come up with that!Ditto....
Where are the ideas like further promotion and build up of the boat building business already in Wanchese? Too blue collar?
Right, I actually inquired about that boat building program a number of months ago and they said they "hoped" it would become active in the future.
Actually, I believe Manteo has a nice sailing program already Click to follow link...
As for the study, I agree it seems like a ton of money and much of it did seem (to me) like "common sense". I am not a native to the area, so it is only as an outsider who'd like to live down there one day that I can react. I think the area has a lot of potential to do more than tourism and to nurture the year round residents. Easy for me to say, I know. The difficult part in any of these kinds of "plans for the future" are getting it going and keeping it going. Sometimes it takes some new blood on different boards, and it surely takes community involvement and encouragement.
As someone who is of "retirement" age, and who has met quite a few similarly aged visitors and residents, I do think that the market is there for year round residents who will need local, good medical care. As one ages in place, one can't count on being able to drive 1 1/2 hours to a specialist...
I appreciate your taking the time to respond - hadn't noticed until just now as I look out my window at the current snow hitting us up here in the north country.