Eclipse on Sand Dollar Island

Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to see a solar eclipse so I looked it up and saw one would be coming my way in just a few years. Luckily the path of totality was just a few hours away from where I live. Exciting!!! Well. I forgot all about until about a […]

Beach Adventures

One final walk along the shore on the last day at the beach a year ago. We drove up to the end of the island to reach a less traveled beach where we raced across the long stretch of blistering hot sand to get to the water. This part of the beach faces the shipping […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Trip- Crazy Catamaran Ride

There is a lighthouse close to where we stayed at the beach, but we had never been to it because it’s only accessible by ferry. I have always wanted to see it though, ever since I was little, so it was definitely on my list of things to do during our trip. We found out […]

Beach Trip- Part One

I love any type of vacation, but to me, nothing ever compares to a beach vacation. I’m not sure what exactly I love about beaches the best; watching the waves while soaking up the sun, the endless sand castle possibilities, early morning shell walks.. I get so excited every time I think about the beach! […]