Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beach Time

Just thought I'd share a bit of the ocean with you this morning. This is from one of my office break walks, something I don't do enough of. Sometimes when you have something so accessible you take it for granted, I've got to work on that this year. We are going to a wedding on the beach this afternoon and it's a bit overcast here so keep your fingers crossed for the bride and groom to have lovely weather.

I was at a different beach yesterday, attending a storm water workshop. It was held at Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach. Yes, I have a rough life beach hopping and getting paid - hey somebodies got to do it. It was really nice there at the end of a peninsula. There was a marsh flat in front, the Atlantic Ocean behind with a wide beautiful beach and to the left on the point was an Audubon bird preserve. I spent every break and lunch checking it out (but didn't have my camera). I was a bit bewildered that most of the attendees stayed inside the whole day rather than running out to embrace the salt air then I remembered who they were. This workshop was for storm water issues in high water table areas and they all came from coastal towns. I guess they are like me and also take for granted how beautiful our surroundings are and how precious it is to be exposed to the ocean and it's wonders on a daily basis.

Definitely need to have more water time this summer, hoping the motivation of sharing it with you will get me out there more. Maybe you can nag me from time to time to share a walk through the sand and water. Have a lovely day all and enjoy what's right out your front door.


  1. Oh I hope you do take advantage of this beautiful part of your world more often! I am highly jealous. One of these days we will get back to living close to the beach. I miss it a lot.

  2. Will show this to Kim. She will be very jealous but perhaps it will inspire a trip down soon.

  3. I am totally with you. I have a pool in the garden and the beach is five minutes away... do I use it? Nope! (well unless i have visitors ;0))

  4. Beautiful. The ocean is so calming. I would love to be able to take beach breaks in my work day. Enjoy some of it for me today.

  5. I can almost hear the ocean singing to me...

  6. Here is your daily nag... make sure you enjoy the beach this weekend!!! I love the NC beaches... we vacationed on the Outer Banks for many years when I was a kid, sometimes camping, sometimes renting a house right on the beach. Good, good memories. I've even been there in March, when it's cool and there's hardly any tourists... it's a different feeling, but sometimes I think I like the wildness of the beach that time of year best of all.