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 […]

Sunset on the Sand

As the sun set on the first day of our beach trip, the sky turned many shades of golden pink, and illuminated the water below. The sand turned from boiling hot to refreshingly cold, but the air stayed nice and warm. It was the perfect beach evening. The tide was going out, leaving behind hundreds […]

Aquarium Visit

When we were at the beach last month, we checked out the aquarium on a slightly rainy day. I love watching all the fish swimming around, it’s so peaceful. I was very relieved that the only sharks I saw were at the aquarium. There were so many shark attacks this year, and so many of […]

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 […]

On the Beach at Night

We usually sit under the stars on the beach once or twice during our trip. But we had so much fun doing it the first night, we went out just about every single night we were there! The best part was seeing SO many shooting starts, which we found out later was due to the […]

What I Wore at the Beach

Most days we were at the beach, I lived in my bathing suit. But the times I wore actual clothes, I chose pastels and white because they seemed like the perfect beach colors.   The only time I really wear contacts is at the beach, and that means I can wear my beloved sunglasses! I […]

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 […]

Lighthouse at Night

Lighthouses are eerie, especially at night. It’s strange to imagine, that years ago, back before all the vacation homes, before all the shopping centers, back when hardly anyone lived on the island, it was somebody’s lonely job, to keep the lighthouse lit every night.   It’s so lonely out here. Nothing but the sound of […]

A Trip to the Beach in the Cold

So I quit my job the other week, and Steven decided to take a week off as well. We were trying to decide what to do with our time and we thought it would be fun to go to the beach for a few days. We decided to go to Nags Head at the Outer […]