The North Carolina Outer Banks are a fabulous destination, not only for the lovely quiet beaches but also for the sometimes overlooked sound. I have never seen more beautiful sunsets than from our friend’s dock on Topsail, and that is saying something. Being fairly adventurous, on our last visit there we decided to try paddleboarding. Notice the little cooler on the front of the board containing refreshments for our four hour journey! We crossed the channel and were able to negotiate our way through the marshes and oyster beds before sitting down on our boards for the most unique happy hour I’ve ever had!