Rodanthe / LoRa Photography

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Today’s Rodanthe, NC, is yesterday’s Chicamacomico, an Algonquin word supposedly meaning “sinking down sand.”

It’s interesting to note for Hatteras Island history buffs that until the middle of the 17th century there was a prominent cape here called Cape Kenrick. The cape eroded away, but remnants of it are just off shore and are known as Wimble Shoals. These shifting sands and winds are constantly creating and recreating this narrow stretch of land of Rodanthe, NC.