I was interested in this poem, as I strive to be an ocean air breather. I'm a Hamptons transplant to the NC Piedmont (not near enough to the beach!) and have been to Nags Head, of course. What glared at me in this poem is the reference to the 'Croatian Highway'....assumedly, that was a misprint. I can only guess that the author meant Croatan Highway (as in the Croatan Forest) ? Nice work otherwise.