Monday, October 31, 2011

Enjoying the Solitude

We love visiting this area this time of year. No crowds….Friday was a beautiful sunny day with temps reaching 76. We arrived that day and just settled in. Saturday it was cooler and windy. The sand was whipping around, so not a good day to walk on the beach. We did go late afternoon down the street to Crabs, to sit outside overlooking the beach and have dinner.  The wind was blocked by the restaurant. .. It was nice.

Sunday the winds had calmed down. Sun was in and out and temps mid to upper 60’s. I decided to head to the beach. I was really looking forward to a nice walk but it is difficult to walk on this nice soft sand. I kept sinking.

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I did my best though, lol…There was the usual surf…

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And I love the sand dunes…

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These beautiful white sugar beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mtns. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.

Monday, perfect day. We headed down to the beach in the morning..

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We watched these dolphins having fun…

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Feeling guilty enjoying all this, when our son and his family are back in Massachusetts with no power since the snowstorm. They are telling them it may be the end of the week. Hope they can find a place to take the kids trick or treating….

This evening we headed back to the beach to catch the sunset…

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Tomorrow we pack up and head to Topsail, where we will spend the month workcamping…..

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