Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
Dress Barn is known for its reasonably-priced line of dresses that flatter women in misses, petite and women’s sizes. But the store also sells a good selection of pants, shorts, skirts, blouses and accessories for women. In the summer, there are plenty of bathing suits, T-shirts and sundresses –from maxi to mini --- to choose from, in patterns and solid colors, as well as shoes and sandals. The store also carries sportswear, suit separates, jackets and outerwear, sleepwear and a denim line. One side of this outlet store is for larger women’s sizes, and the other is for misses and petite sizes. Purses and casual bags are also available. And the store carries lovely costume jewelry that would complement any outfit.