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Another Morning On The Beach

Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

I turned the alarm off this morning and went back to sleep, but woke up 15 minutes later and knew what I had to do. 😉

Once more it was worth the effort.

Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Feet In The Sand

Thirteen. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

I managed to get my tripod feet (and my own feet) into the sand this morning! 😉

Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Postcard From Carolina Beach

Evening cloud formations. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Kathy & I decided to escape from the neighborhood for a few days, and what better way to do that than a late-season trip to the beach? I haven’t done a lot of photography, but did manage to get in a little bit off our balcony on Monday evening, and I drug myself out of bed for a little work on Tuesday morning. Nothing spectacular, but a few frames to show for the effort.

Here are a few more bonus shots to show the ‘clouds’ theme:

Evening cloud formations. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Morning on the beach. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Evening cloud formations. Carolina Beach, North Carolina

A Rather Unproductive Week

Marina on Little Port Brook in Atlantic, North Carolina

I might have just as easily titled this post “A Week of Excuses.” 🙂

“Redneck (Y)acht Club”

Kathy & I have returned from our jaunt to the NC coast.  I did a little bit of photography, but not nearly as much as I had intended.  I came back with a few decent photographs, but since photography wasn’t really the main purpose of the trip, I’m not disappointed.

Fishing boats at a marina on Brooks Creek on Harker’s Island, North Carolina

– It was HOT and HUMID!  The kind of humidity that makes your glasses (and camera lenses) steam up when you go outside, even at 7:00 in the morning!  The low temperatures at night were in the low 80s, stretching to the upper 80s/low 90s during the day.  I’m not a fan of heat, so that made it tough.

Fishing boats at a marina on Brooks Creek on Harker’s Island, North Carolina

– I’ve been battling a recurring sore leg, which was not helped by walking on sand.  So we limited our beach walking a bit which limited my photographic opportunities.

Bridge on SR 12 over the Thorofare River on Cedar Island, North Carolina
Marina on Little Port Brook in Atlantic, North Carolina

– Mostly we were spending time with family and friends and generally relaxing, so it was overall a good trip.

Now we have a few weeks to rest up for our next adventure.  Coming soon! 🙂

Fixer-upper for sale on E Front Street in New Bern, North Carolina
Elvis Sighting – New Bern, North Carolina

Another Early Morning

Sunrise on the beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

When I awoke this morning at 4:50am I knew I was in for another morning on the beach.  Sucks, don’t it? 😉  I was greeted by some distant lightning that I wasn’t able to capture adequately, but did get a few more pools reflecting the morning light.  A little different from yesterday, but that’s why we go more than once!  No promises for tomorrow, but I do have a streak going now. 🙂

Today marks the third anniversary of our retirement.  I think we’ve spent our time well and look forward to many more years.  We celebrated last night at one of our favorite local restaurants and look forward to a few more days on the beach.

Goin’ Fishing

Solitude – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

It may be a dicey time to try and get out to other parts of the country, but Kathy & I are fixin’ to get back on the road again.  We’ll be headed to Ohio and beyond for a few days.  So I’m going to end the post-a-day I’ve been doing and concentrate on taking photos and spending time with family and friends.  You may see an occasional postcard from time to time.

“Throw this one back “(as soon as I get a photo). Baby hammerhead shark

One thing I did do, for anyone who is interested, is post a gallery of photos from our recent trip to the beach: 2020-06 Hilton Head

Casting Call – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Sahara Dust Cloud Was A Bust

On the beach – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The ominous sounding Sahara Dust Cloud passed through Charlotte over the last few days, including (I guess) today.  Yesterday afternoon was really hazy and smoky-looking, but it didn’t present the vibrant sunset that had been predicted.  Supposedly the sunset on Friday was pretty colorful, but that might or might not have been a result of the dust.  I was inside a restaurant having dinner anyway, so I can’t say.  Things look pretty clear outside now, dust-wise, although it is pretty cloudy.  The afternoon will show if there is any remaining dust in the air, and an air quality alert is in effect until midnight.

Happy Sunday!

Dinner Out With Friends

On the beach – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

We survived our first mask outing last evening, not that we expected anything different.  We went to a local seafood place with some friends/neighbors and had a nice time.  It was only our second meal out from home, and it was nice to “test the waters” some more.  One thing’s for sure – it really clarifies the difference between cooking and eating at home and restaurant food, especially in terms of price and portion sizes.  It’s a reminder to keep the restaurant outings to a minimum!

I have four of these little vignettes that I’m planning to post through Tuesday – still drift fences (sorry) but a slightly different view – then I plan to end the post-a-day routine.  It’s been fun but it’s time for a break, so I’ll get back to my not-quite-daily occasional posts. 😉