|Beautiful Surf at Hammocks Beach State Park|
That pretty well defines summer here on the Crystal Coast and June has already been a great time to enjoy the beaches here along the Southern Outer Banks.
The over seven inches of rain that we have received in June has managed to wash away any thoughts of a dry early summer.
Fortunately the rain has not been of the day long variety so it has still been possible to enjoy the area's beaches.
We even took the ferry from Cedar Island over to Ocracoke Island and then worked our way up to Nags Head.
I managed to stay in the same hotel that I checked into to watch the first step on the moon. As a college student, I spent a fair amount of time camping on Ocracoke in the summer of 1969.
Visiting beaches which seem like old friends is a great way to start the summer.
If you haven't planned your beach vacation yet, there is still plenty of time and you can get the absolute best information in our $3.99 Kindle book, A Week at the Beach, The 2013 Emerald Isle Travel Guide. The book is also available in paperback.