Blog Archives

Looking for the shot

DSC03534-01

 

Thanks for visiting!

Getting out the way.

My niece Caila is a sweetheart and she loves the water.  She always wanted to go swimming.  I was able to get her to bypass swimming a couple of times to go and discover some new things with me.

My muse Caila.

My muse Caila.

 

 

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

 

WP Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day (2)

Well vacation is over and I am back home.  Why do we always feel that we need a vacation from the vacation?

This was a very relaxing week away from the hustle of my normal routine.

Friday was our last full day in Outer Banks so I went to Jennette’s Pier so I could get some pics and my niece could get in a last day of swimming.

Jeanette's Pier

Jeanette’s Pier

 

I have always enjoyed watching how the waves come crashing in on the columns of the pier.

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

 

I managed to get up early again and catch the beginning of another beautiful day.   The sun decided to hide behind the clouds today so no pictures of the sun kissing the ocean but I did get some pictures of the breath-taking colors in the sky.

Colorful Sunrise

Colorful Sunrise

Since the sun was not cooperating like i wanted it too, I was able to make a short clip of the sand Crabs throwing sand out of their holes

Please forgive the shaking I forgot to bring my tripod.

 

 

This is also my entry for this week’s WP Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day. 

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

Sunrise 8/19/15 Vacation Day 5

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

(Video is not perfect.   The clicking sound is from my cell phone forgot to put it on silent)

Lighthouse in Corolla, NC

On my way to get information on the wild horses in Corolla  my niece and I came across a lighthouse.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse was completed on December 1, 1875. This is still a functioning lighthouse that is owned by OBC (Outer Banks Conservationist).

Some facts:

  1.  There are 220 steps to the top
  2. 1,000,000 bricks
  3. Base of the lighthouse is over 5 1/2 feet thick
  4. Top of lighthouse is 3 feet thick

Check out Wikipedia for more facts.

Currituck Lighthouse

Currituck Lighthouse

 

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

Vacation Sunrise Day 4

Tuesday,  August 18, 2015. 

Point of View

Point of View

 

 

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

Legs

My vacation is going great.  Today we may go see the wild horses in Corolla.

In the meantime here is a picture of a little grasshopper who tried to hitch a ride to the beach with us yesterday.

grasshopper

Legs for Days

Thanks for visiting!

All comments welcome.

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Where is the sun?? Going to the beach for vacation you expect to have sun darn near every day.  But while on vacation in Kill Devil Hills my vacation week was anything but sunny.  Quite to the contrary it was rainy or had the treat of rain any minute almost every day.

In the mornings I would take a stroll on the beach with my father and his 2 dogs, Bojangles & Ebony. Saturday (last day of the trip) was the first day that we were able to get a pretty good view of the morning rise.

 

Finally the sun rise.

I was also able to catch some crabs cleaning the sand out of their tunnels.

 

 

Kill Devil Hills, NC aka Outer Banks

Our yearly family vacation started Saturday, August 18.   We are headed south to Kill Devil Hills, NC aka Outer Banks (OBX). Thirteen of us left NJ at 5:00 am and began our 400 plus mile ride.  We missed most of the usual traffic jams from vacationers traveling.

Other then being to early and not getting enough sleep, the main focus of my attention to was hitting the beach and getting my well deserved and desperately needed tan.

We arrived in Kill Devil Hills about 2:30pm we hit a nice traffic jam coming it the the Outer Banks area which caused about an hour delay.

The weeks before the vacation began my thoughts were of sitting on the beach and getting a well deserved tan.  Well this trip is the worst trip (weather wise) that we have ever had.  We arrived on a rainy day and it continued to rain or there was the threat of rain everyday until Wednesday.

In the mornings my dad and I would take the dogs, Ebony & Bojangles, to the beach for their morning run and hope that we can get a glimpse of the sun.  Wednesday was the first day that we were able to get a glimpse of the sun rising.

The loved running the beach, in and out of the water.

Dad enjoyed the beach, coffee and his girls.

 Now you see me, now you don’t.  Ebony seemed so happy after that miss calculation.

On Wednesday, 4 days into the vacation, Stuart, Amanda, Keith and myself,  finally got some beach time and it felt great to sit out in the sun and just let it lightly toast our skin. I am not much on getting in the ocean but I love the relaxing sound of the waves crashing in.  It makes you forget about the issues of everything else and imagine the wonders of the ocean.  After the wondering is over I generally use this relaxing time to engross myself in a good book.  It is a perfect time to catch up on some reading.  I am currently reading “Fifty Shades of Gray”.  I will blog about that later.

Amanda was not must of the swimmer as my nephews were but she was going to go out with them (she is dating Stuart).  Well Stuart convinced her to go out with him and needless to say it was a disaster.  Amanda got swallowed up by the big ocean and that was enough for her.

 Stuart puts up the boogie board to try and protect her from the crash of the wave……but it was all in vain.

Where are they?

And she goes down again….

This turned out to be a great day at the beach.  I got a slight tan, and they got some salt water.

%d bloggers like this: