Baby Turtles

On Tuesday night we went to the beach to check on some loggerhead turtle nest that were close to their hatching times. We stayed out there for a couple hours but there was no activity. Here are some pictures of the sunset while we waited. Since we were unlucky on Tuesday, we went back on Thursday. We waited for a…

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Come Sail Away

Today I had the opportunity to go sailing with my friends Chelsea and Jay and Chelsea’s daughter. It was a hot but beautiful day! It has been a lot of years since I was on a sailboat and I was very excited that they invited me to join them today. Chelsea making sure we don’t run into anything. Oak Island…

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Weekend of Sunsets on the Beach

This weekend we did a lot of relaxing following the previous fun filled 4th of July weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday evenings we went to the beach to just chill. We enjoyed the sights, sounds, and sunsets. Saturday: Sunday: After Sunday’s sunset we went down to the Oak Island Lighthouse because there was a turtle nest near there that…

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Family, Fireworks, & Fun

4th of July was a bit different this year. Southport did not have any festivities. Oak Island still did their fireworks on the 1st so we rode to the waterfront to watch them rather than fight the traffic and crowds on the island. We watched the sunset and had a decent view of the fireworks. I didn’t get any pictures…

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4th of July Decor

So this year the NC 4th of July Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19. That means no parade, no fireworks, no vendors, no concerts, no food trucks. Nothing. That didn’t mean that I couldn’t go all out with the decor at the house though. Here are some pictures of our house and yard. Scott built me this frame. I…

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Blame It On The Rain

The theme for weekend was rain, rain, and more rain! Our rain gauge registered 8.01 inches of rain on Friday, although the national weather service said Southport had 9 inches. Either way, it was a lot of rain and felt like a monsoon during my morning bike ride to work. Thankful for my rain gear. The rain did stop just…

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Game Night

On Friday, we had the first of what I hope will be many more game nights! We had the same group over that we had for Cinco de Mayo. The theme for the evening was laughter. We had a nice spread of appetizers and finger foods to munch on for the evening. We played cards against humanity, telestrations, heads up,…

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Welcome to Hurricane Season

Well…we have been affected by TWO tropical storms already and hurricane season hadn’t officially started. Luckily, nothing too crazy. Just lots of rain and some wind. The National Weather Service issued a warning that the currents were bringing in a large number of Portuguese Man O War. I had never seen one in person, so we went for a walk…

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Memorial Day Weekend

For Memorial Day, I decked out the outside of the house with lots of red, white, and blue and American flags. Also on Monday, there was more action down at the waterfront. The US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence made it’s way through Southport as it was leaving its dock in Wilmington to head to its new home in Pensacola, Fl.…

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