When we can, we go to Ocean Isle in both December and in May. Even though it's the same beach and same inn (Islander Inn) and even the same room (we request it), things are very different in December than they are in May.
In December, we can enjoy seeing both sunrises and sunsets from our balcony. Because of the movement of the sun--we cannot see this in May. BUT---this May we got to see something just as good, a full moon over the water.
In May, we take our beach chairs and can sit and enjoy the sunshine. Obviously, we cannot do that in December. However, we can walk (and we do) a lot on the beach both in December and in May.
Most of you know that both George and I LOVE good seafood---and we think that Calabash Seafood (DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT in particular) is the BEST. SO--I'll admit that another reason we love going to the beach is for the seafood!!!! But--as I told my Facebook friends last week, we walk and walk and walk each day --so that we can ENJOY that 'fried' fish without gaining weight... Works for us!
Today, I am sharing a few pictures from our week at the beach. Hope you enjoy the photos.. Be sure to click on them for enlargements. The picture above was taken on 5/3/15 from our balcony ---showing the waves at sunset...
|We just HAD to get out and take a walk on the beach the first day we got there (5/3/15).|
|Fishing Pier near the Islander Inn (where we stay) ---taken at sunset (5/3/15)|
|Full Moon over the Water (How romantic is that!) --5/3/15|
|Look at the reflections in the water --from the pier! (taken 5/4/15)|
|Islander Inn, Ocean Isle, North Carolina (5/4/15)|
|Clouds and Waves (5/4/15)|
|Kites ALL around us (5/5/15)|
|We walked the beach on 5/5/15 ---and of course took pictures.. The tide was going out ---so we had LOTS of beach to walk on!|
|One day George wore his Chicago Cubs shirt ---so on this day (5/5/15), he had to wear his MICHIGAN Wolverines shirt... He always get comments on his shirts from others.|
|An Angry Ocean (5/6/15)|
|On our last night there, even though we couldn't see the sun going down, we enjoyed a fabulous sky AFTER sunset. Aren't those colors awesome? (taken on 5/6/15)|
|Us at Islander Inn, Ocean Isle Beach, 5/6/15|
I cannot thank those of you who came to my two Tulip blog posts last week, even though I was on a blog-break and didn't respond to your posts. That meant SO much to me ---and I'm so glad that you didn't give up on me. I keep lists (because I'm a 'nut-case') of who visits ---and I was thrilled to note that so many did visit last week. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!!! YOU are special! I promise to visit your posts this week. Much Love to ALL!
Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day Weekend... I certainly did!!!