My dh and I are trying to get away for 3 nights (w/out kids) the first weekend in February, and the Sanderling looks appealing. We've never been to the Outerbanks. Cold weather doesn't bother us, as this trip is more to relax, curl up with a good book, etc. However, we would be disappointed if we found the majority of the local restaurants closed during the off season. Can you comment on what we can expect? Are all the area roads open after the recent bad storms?
If we decided to do a little sight seeing, it seems that Kitty Hawk is close. Would the Hatteras Lighthouse be too far of a drive for a day trip?
Last question...coming from Durham/Raleigh, are any ferries required, or can we drive through straight to Duck?
Thanks for you advice!