If you are dreaming of being "out there", with white sandy beaches, green marsh grasses and blue skies then you ought to check out Kiwibird's post about the trip she and Dave made this past weekend. Nice photo by Dave, aka Floatsome, below.
The beaches on Pamlico Sound, from my limited experience, are few and far between. But the one above, on Beard Island along the south shore of the Pamlico River, looks just beautiful. On the track below it would be at spot "41".
I had been planning to head north to Middle Bay or so, but this has got me thinking about going further north to the Pamlico River. We'll see.