She Sells Seashells

As far back as I can remember my extended family (mother’s side) spent summers visiting North Carolina’s barrier islands. Carefree days running barefoot, rolling down sand dunes, poking sticks into sand fiddler holes, peddle-pushers and sun-bleached hair.

CRabbing Cousins, (c)1970

Crabbing Cousins, (c)1970

A few of us met up a week ago, jump-starting another summer. 🙂  It was lovely: sleeping in, dining alfresco, jacket weather, beachcombing, quiet.  Alas, requisite “progress” has invaded. Yet, there is still a salty beauty: seagulls screaming, waves crashing, relentless sun, hot sand, shady porches. Give me a sun-faded cedar-shingled vintage cottage every day.

Nags Head, NC

Kill Devil HIlls

White Doe Inn, Manteo

Manteo

Full Moon Cafe & Grill Brewery, Manteo

Full Moon Cafe & Grill Brewery, Manteo

Dare County Courthouse (c)1904, Manteo

Dare County Courthouse (c)1904, Manteo

Scarborough Inn, Manteo

Manteo

Elizabeth II Replica, Manteo

Elizabeth II Replica, Manteo

Nags Head Cottage

Kitty Hawk

Wanchese  Marina

Wanchese

Whalebone

Whalebone

Nags Head Cottage

Nags Head

Have a good week! – – Joanne

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “She Sells Seashells

  1. Oh, how wonderful, Joanne. Your account made me feel like I was there. I can smell the air. The houses are so beautiful, all weathered from the wind and water. What wonderful memories you must have.

  2. Ginene,
    My earliest, foggy memory is of a family gathering at my great grandmother’s cottage. The older cousins double-daring us younger to jump off a cabana railing (which at the time seemed two stories tall). Ah, memories. Some of us need to be near water, some near mountains and some open land. Me? I need to be able to smell salt and hear waves. 🙂 You?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s