Island in the sun

Sunshine is our cry here in Pennsylvania in the middle of May. Please could we have more sunshine.  In two weeks the backyard pools should be opening up. Are you crazy? It is 57 degrees outside.  Yes, it’s a good time to head south to North Carolina and that is what we did.  Our island in the sun is Emerald Isle just off the coast and in the 2nd week of May there was sunshine a plenty with temperatures in the low to mid 80’s.

Here I am, all decked out in my beach cover up gear to go to the pool.  Pool temp 82 degrees. Outside temp 85.  Perfect.  (Taking a picture in a mirror proved easier, and a bit more flattering  than the tried and failed selfie.)20160509_125956

Later, a walk to the beach is a pleasant jaunt through your own private, shadowy jungle.

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Some were able to get into the ocean.  I preferred to catch some rays, read a book, watch the waves,

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and the sandpipers.

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My husband enjoyed getting into a little fishing.  Little is the key word here as all he caught were throwbacks.

Fishing was good, catching not so much.

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Roses are blooming in front of the beach house.

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Walks through the area reveal all kinds of surprises, like birds singing in the tree tops, and

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and purple clam shells, all in a pile.

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The marina is only half full in the first half of May.  That is why it is so quiet around here.

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Another day, another walk.  Over bridges and 20160511_121820

And through the marshy swamps, that looked like we were deep into the Louisiana bayou.

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All paths lead to the beautiful ocean.

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Sunsets for yet another day on the Island in the sun.

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Who can guess what we saw swimming in the water below us.

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To the first person who correctly identifies the swimming object in the water, in a response to this blog, I will send a free email version of my book

A Wish Called Wanda.

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Island in the sun

  1. zac johnson

    TURTLE .we saw them at KO OLINA ALOHA

  2. Thanks for guessing Zac, but it is not a turtle. Stay tuned we will see what other guesses we get.

  3. zac johnson

    mana ray/

  4. That’s a perfect time for short holidays, and no crowds! 🙂

  5. Hey, my Traveling Rockhopper friend do you want to venture a guess? It is not a manta ray either, but is closer than a turtle. BTW we love to go any place in low crowd season.

  6. Time for the big reveal. It is actually a short nosed skate. Dick caught one of these once and we used the meat for imitation scallops.

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