How are you guys doing?
I’ve been away from this blog for over a week now. As you all know, I have been to my beloved OBX, or The Outer Banks in North Carolina!
The path to the beach! Peter's on his way to check it out ...
A wide stretch of sand, beach meadows, sea oats, juniper bushes and dunes before you'll reach the beach.
But, here it is!!
Peter, our good friend Keith and myself went down to the Rodanthe-Salvo area. Usually when we go to the OBX we rent a place in Corolla or Duck. This time we decided to try a new area. I am glad we did so.
It was so lovely.
It is quite special to rent a place out on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
When you are out on Hatteras Island you will find so many protected (and very remote) areas, and you can easily get piece of the beach all to yourself.
The water temp? SO lovely, around 23-24 C, 74 F.
When you leave Nags Head for Hatteras Island you are driving on a remote (ALSO the only connecting) road on a very narrow piece of land. You are— quite frankly— driving on a sand bank for many, many miles. And, the beautiful thing is, that during that drive ALL you see is sand, the ocean to your left and the sound to your right.
You get a feeling that there is nothing else surrounding you. Just you, the sand and the sea. You do not see a single house. No villages. Nothing. You will, however, see sea gulls, pelicans and other seabirds while you are driving.
And, then, all of a sudden you see houses, big beach houses, to your south. You have reached Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo. A village/town far out on The OBX.
The view from our Crow's Nest looking east. The Atlantic ocean and the beach.
And, oh my, full moon over the ocean. It was SOOOO lovely when this "strawberry moon" rose over the Atlantic Ocean. I wish I have had a tripod.
Just so wonderful!
The view to our west from the Crow's Nest overlooking the sound and the beautiful sunsets.
We rented a three bedroom house this time around. The house (like most houses on the OBX) have the bedrooms on the mid level, and on the top level you have your combined living/kitchen area. I got good vibes from this comfortable and cozy house. We also had several decks to hang out on, including a Crow’s Nest or sometimes it is called a Widow’s Peak. Those decks are always located on the roofs, and I love them!
This is the place to sit in the evenings during Happy Hours, and when you enjoy your coffee in the mornings.
We also had a jacuzzi on one of the decks.
However, no pool this time around. And, yes, we did miss having one. So, we’ll probably rent a place with a pool next time.
From the Crow’s Nest we had a view of both the ocean and the sound.
Pamlico Sound is as wide as an open sea in itself. You cannot see mainland North Carolina on the western side at all. It really is as if you are schmack middle in the ocean.
Very special, and it adds to that remote feeling. Yup, I love it!
Early morning walk to the beach. It think this pic is taken around 6:15 AM.
Salvo beach front houses in the very early morning sun ...
And, the beach greets me ...
I have so many pictures from this trip. So, I will have to divide the pics from this trip into several posts.
A busy sand crab in the morning sun!
Lots of fishing, from the shore, in the early morning hours.
Many of you follow me on Instagram, and you took part of a few of my iPhone pics I shot from my vacation on Hatteras Island.
Thank you all for likes and comments. It means a lot to me.
Yes please, I can stay in this house.
SO many, many juniper bushes. And with that comes that special archipelago smell. I just love it. You guys know exactly what I am talking about.
In today’s post you’ll find only Canon pics.
A beach meadow on the sand dunes. Between the row of ocean front houses and the ocean there were beach meadow upon beach meadow. So lovely!
Have a very good Tuesday!!
Yes, that moon again! Our second night. Oh how stunningly lovely it is!
"We get in almost every night
And when that moon is big and bright
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight"