On the other side of our narrow island, the gentler Currituck Sound was flat as could be. A heron dipped its beak into the water near the shore. A fish jumped in the distance, leaving circles on the water where it landed. We tossed our inner tubes into the easy current and set out to enjoy a refreshing ride.
I tilted my face into the warm sunlight, admiring the tree-lined coast. Farther out in the waterway, a fishing boat motored past. I laughed as its wake rolled under my inner tube, sending up a welcome splash. Maybe later we'd climb the lighthouse, or hunt for shells on the beach. But, for now, it was hard to think of a better way to spend an OBX afternoon.
*Under 44" must be accompanied by an adult. Single and double tubes available.