Best Shelling in the Outer Banks, Portsmouth Island Adventures

We have been in the Outer Banks for a solid week and have been shelling quite a bit.  While we have had some luck, we were hoping for more.  While in Ocracoke last weekend we spotted a sign for Portsmouth Island Adventures and I called to set up a shelling tour.  Basically, they take you out to Portsmouth on a boat and drop you off for a few hours, then they come back to get you.  It very much feels like a deserted island!  The ride out was pretty chilly but it was a gorgeous day!  We brought chairs, a small cooler, my camera bag, a backpack and some big shelling bags with a few scoopers.  We bought scoopers from Amazon but you can also get them from Petsmart.  It’s basically a litter scooper with a long handle on it.  It totally saved my sore back today from having to bend over constantly (I really need a chiropractic adjustment right now) so it was worth every penny!  This was our favorite shelling bag out of those we brought along.  Captain Wade was really great and we highly recommend them!  I am convinced this is the best shelling in the Outer Banks!  As you can see below, we had big success and we made some precious memories!  Also, my kids were totally fascinated that this island was once Blackbeard’s hideout.  He actually died in Ocracoke and his last ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge sank off shore.  They were convinced if they dug in the sand they’d find buried treasure.  We learned a lot about Blackbeard today!

We found so many shells – my mom is a coastal artist and will ship a box of shells to her home in Alabama to use in her art.

2021-04-23T22:11:16-05:00April 23rd, 2021|My Family, Gee, Jason, Jonah, Jude, Lyndsay, RV Life, Taryn, Zachary|

Fulltime RV with bikes

Follow along as we share our setup for traveling fulltime in an RV with bikes. Bike rack set up and review starts at 3:07.

Allen Sports 5-Bike Hitch Racks for 2 in. Hitch: https://amzn.to/3uSbYOW

Allen Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor, Black, One size: https://amzn.to/3acv2zs

Curt 19100 Camper RV Bumper Hitch, Fits 4-Inch Beam, 2-In Receiver, 3,500 lbs: https://amzn.to/3gcjS1F

Mount-n-Lock SafetyStruts Heavy Duty RV Bumper Brackets: https://amzn.to/3aeXUaB

Mission Automotive Hitch Tightener for 1.25″ and 2″ Hitches: https://amzn.to/3e0ssxW

2021-05-02T16:16:22-05:00April 18th, 2021|Youtube Videos, Jason, Jonah, Jude, Lyndsay, RV Life, Taryn, Zachary|

It snowed pollen

I have never experienced anything like this!  In the last two days the pollen has invaded!  Today on my way home from the grocery store I noticed a big yellow cloud ahead of us, hovering almost like fog.  The closer we got, the thicker it looked.  By the time I arrived at our campground I realized we were IN the pollen cloud.  Huge areas were super thick and moving with the wind across our site.  Standing outside, we were covered in it and it looked like snow falling from the sky.

Taryn’s bicycle seat, random items covered in pollen and my supposed to be black shoes.  Cars and trucks driving down the road kick up a pollen “dust” cloud.  THIS IS CRAZY!  I’m so glad we leave this weekend!

A slow motion video of us trying to blow pollen off our navy blue camp chair…

2021-04-08T22:04:10-05:00April 8th, 2021|My Family, Lyndsay, RV Life|
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