While the majority of the north gets hit with snow storm after snow storm, down here on the Island, we’ve had a wonderful start to February. We’re expecting to see many days in mid 60s, great surf, warm trade winds, and the Island starting to wake up. With Valentines day quickly approaching, some of the restaurants are planning to open back up (Dinky’s and Sandbar, for example) and let’s not forget places like Hatteras Sol, The Hatterasman, Teach’s Island, and of course the Turtle have had our lights on most of the winter supporting the local crowd and the few travelers passing through.
Hatteras Sol did their first oyster roast this past month, and because of its success, they are planning another on Feburary 16th. Lee Robinson will be opening their doors this Valentines Day weekend as well, and are hosting a wine-tasting on Saturday, the 15th. To give our locals and visitors more options to grab their Turtle fix, The Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop will also be open on Sunday, February 16th from 6:30 am- noon!
On the kiteboarding front, we’ve been in the water a good amount since the New Year, enjoying the recent SW winds. Evan’s had a few extra solo sessions on the south side due to her size, and has been killing it in the waves! Quoting a fellow kiter, if January was the new April, we’re hoping that February will be the new May. So if you’ve got a free weekend, load up the gear and head south to get your fix. If you are looking to paddle out, the swell has been good and with that warm gulf water pushing in, 4-3’s are all you need.
For the pup-date, last month Jackson turned 4 and Haddie is quickly approaching her 2nd birthday, later this month. Evan’s been training with her two running partners, enjoying the open trails of the Buxton woods and the beaches. Stay tuned… for all the pet lovers out there, The Dancing Turtle will be bringing in some new pet products this Spring… more to come on that later! Happy February!