In The Carolina Outer Banks
Firstly I am in the Carolina Outer Banks on a quest to find the ultimate weather beaten old school beach town. Learn more in Carolina-Outer-Banks-Quest-Bob Davis Podcast 988,
Atlantic Coast Challenges
Secondly from Florida to North Carolina the Atlantic coast is a challenge for travelers.
Back Roads Always
On The East Coast A Lot Of Frustration
Myrtle Beach…Oh God
Welcome To New Jersey
Stop and go traffic. An endless stream of shopping centers. Auto Parts stores. Worn miniature golf places.
Beach? We Don’t Need No Stinking Beaches!
In the same vein you can’t get to the beach. Too many high rises and retirement villages.
Memories of Florida…Back In The Day
Most importantly we come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Finally the Atlantic Ocean. Without having to park in a high rise parking lot.
Weather Beaten Villages
Welcome Home To The National Seashores
Meanwhile as I drive these National Seashores and stay in the National Parks Campgrounds I realize the importance of these designations.
Without National Reserve Designations…More Golf Resorts
However especially here I get the impression that without these national designations, these coastlines would just be more condos and golf resorts.
Development Done Poorly
To sum up, I’m not even talking about environmental stuff so much here as the fact that development in these resort communities is often done poorly.
In short while I suppose development is essential for communities, sometimes it’s better for everyone is it isn’t allowed at all.
Wiping Out History
Likewise the urge to put in golf villages, hotels and condos all along what used to be a pristine coast may or may not be an environmental issue. However it does have the effect of wiping out history.
Back To The Memories
Finally I go back to the memories of visiting the Atlantic Coast as a boy, especially in Florida. Before the big rushes of the 80’s, 90’s and two thousands.
Great To Find An Unspoiled Coast
In conclusion we all want modern conveniences. But when you’re looking for a pristine beach or a vision of what it was like back in the day, it’s really great to be able to find it.
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