Santa Claus flying over the Outer Banks.

Santa Claus flying over the Outer Banks.

Santa Claus, that jolly old elf, is on his way to the Outer Banks again this year. It doesn’t seem to matter what’s happened over the past year or how miserable the weather is, somehow he manages to brave the elements and stop by for a visit

He and his reindeer are going to be in for a heck of a ride this year. Here on the Outer Banks the wind is howling with gusts around 50 mph and a steady wind at 30 to 35 mph.

He’s kind of a forgiving fellow, Santa Claus is. We have yet to see even one example of someone who was so bad they got nothing bu coal in their stockings.

It is a nice thought, that even as we sit here with a storm blowing hard up and down the East Coast, Christmas will still come tomorrow.

What Santa Claus Will Encounter on His Rounds

Down on Hatteras Island, there will probably be a few days where the roads are closed. Hopefully maybe just one or at the most two. The forecast, from the National Weather Service and NCDOT, is calling for ocean overwash on Hatteras Island.

That usually means the S Curves just north of Rodanthe and the north end of Buxton. NCDOT is pretty amazing at getting the road open again. They have had a lot of experience with it. Yet it is wonderful that they move as quickly as they do.

We may have a little over wash along the northern Outer Banks as well. Nothing close to what is happening on Hatteras Island. Still in some of the more vulnerable areas of Kitty Hawk especially, there may be some ocean water on the Beach Road.

And somehow, through all of this, Santa Claus manages to make his rounds. It is a reminder, perhaps, that even in the darkest night, there is still hope and joy to be found.

From all of us at Brindley Beach Vacations to the many people we have come to know and the many more that will cross our paths, may the holidays bring you joy and comfort.