Friday, September 30, 2011


Ya don't need the floating swimsuit if you never hit a wave.

The tide

The tide is pretty grand here. Here's our beach at high tide:

And here's our beach at low tide:

Yesterday we went down to the southern tip of the island and found a huge tidal area. Some of it was covered in teeny tiny crabs, but mostly it was just huge and flat. This pictures is taken from about half way across looking north. You can see the grass on the dunes where high tide reaches.

And from the same spot, looking south:

We saw some gray gulls (much bigger than the regular gulls) an osprey, and some swallows. It was really cool

Thursday, September 29, 2011


From our deck, we saw dolphins this morning.


So....the sun finally came out.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wildlife Report

For those who might be interested, we've seen

Sandpipers (several varieties)

Love the way the fly in formation right over the waves, and sometimes disappear behind them.


Crabs (really crabby ones who were just trying to go out at night and got netted instead.)
and Jellyfish (really unhappy ones who had already met a sad fate.)

Also, by request (you know who you are) here's some pictures of our place.

And finally, the education level of the reading material is gettin' kinda low down here. I guess people magazine is a beach read.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Going on a Crab Hunt

All decked out to catch crabs on the night beach. We caught several with the throw net, and one caught Daddy.

We swam all morning yesterday and built a great sand castle, which the tide ate last night. Rained in the afternoon, but that's OK, we all needed a nap anyway.

The waves are still big, but Kate likes it most of the time.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wet is Wet

Kate did not want to walk in the rain with me. She would get wet. After 2 minutes on the beach in the rain, she wanted to strip down to her swimsuit and swim. What is the difference between rain wet and ocean wet?

Our second morning at the beach is no less cloudy than the first, a bad sign for the day. However, a day at the beach in the rain is still lots better than a day at home no matter the weather.

P.S. the ocean is lots of fun:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It takes this long...

It takes this long to get to North Carolina.

Also, don't beach houses have the best furniture? That's our couch in the background.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello from the beach

First look at the ocean. She was soaked to the skin less than 10 minutes later, and still happy as a clam.