The Beach in a Dream

Little beach towns always feel like a magical, altered reality type of place to me. A place far away from regular boring life, where time almost stands still. When thinking back, months later on that short little week spent spent at the beach, it almost feels like a dream. I think these Polaroids capture that […]

Cape Lookout

One of my favorite places to be is on Cape Lookout island. It is part of the barrier islands that line the coast of North Carolina called the Outer Banks. Cape Lookout can only be accessed by ferry and no one has lived here since the early 1900s when the island was taken by the government […]

Beach Birds

  On our last excursion to Cape Lookout Island, as we were riding along in the back of a truck to the sandy point, we came upon an enormous flock of seagulls. It was the biggest gathering of birds I had ever seen. We first spotted them from far away and got closer and closer until the […]

Beaufort Harbor

The Crystal Coast is bountiful with islands to visit and explore.  The harbor is always filled with boats of every kind; ferries, yachts, fishing boats, house boats, and even the occasional pirate ship. (Pictured to the left!) We traveled one evening, to the picturesque town of Beaufort, to wander along the boardwalk and watch the […]

A Walk Among the Dunes

On our beach trip we saw a sign for a 3 mile nature walk that we had never been on in our six years of coming here, so we decided it was time to check it out. I brought bug spray with me, because on past trips we have been attacked by swarms of all […]

Adventures on Cape Lookout Island

If you asked me what my favorite place in the world was, I would have to tell you it is Cape Lookout Island. It is an uninhabited Island, only accessible by ferry and is home to the Cape Lookout lighthouse. On the ferry ride over, you may be lucky enough to spot the wild horses […]

Sand Dollar Island

While we were at the beach, we took a trip to one of my favorite places. Sand Dollar Island! You can only get to Sand Dollar Island by ferry, so we headed down to the docks to catch a ride over.  It is actually more of a giant sand bar then an island, and it […]

Photo and Hour- Drive to the Beach

I decided to do another photo an hour on the day we drove to the beach. Not really sure why I choose to do photo and hours on road trip days, maybe because these photos don’t really seem to fit into a post of their own, but I still want to share them.. Anyway! 7:00 […]

More Beach!

There are a few more photos from our beach trip that I forgot to share!! These are from our last night there when we took a walk on the pier at sunset. The pier is such a lively place at night, it’s a bunch of fun to go and soak up the atmosphere. A beach […]

Beach Life

Sure it’s nice to look at all the fancy rental homes, but I much prefer the little beach houses that people actually live in.  One evening we drove around the little beach town and took pictures, I like to imagine what it would be like to live at the beach. In an alternate life I […]