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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:50 PM

At the beach--edited

Last edited Mon Oct 26, 2020, 06:47 PM - Edit history (2)

I drove--all the way in the rain--yesterday to Emerald Isle (NC). It's about a 3 hour drive from downtown Raleigh where I live. The sun was out when I arrived!

Here are a few shots from yesterday
















And today

the guy next door out fishing after a very foggy morning



the house where I'm staying has very wide dunes in front of it



life on the dunes











When it turns blue...



Displayed on the picnic table on the deck of the house



In a planter on the deck



Adding a little visitor this afternoon



To end the day with the rising moon and the sunset glow






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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:52 PM

1. Nice.

Glad you made the trip.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:56 PM

5. When I first started out it was pouring down rain

and I was driving a section of I 40 that has construction. I thought about turning around and driving down this morning. Glad I didn't. I thought I might be rewarded with a gorgeous sunrise, but no! It was dense fog this morning here just like it's been in Raleigh the past few days. Took most of the morning for it to clear up here.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:22 PM

12. Rained yesterday, and cloudy; grey now, cloudy,

and forecast 'mostly cloudy' tomorrow. Good weather for ducks and geese; caught some this morning!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:53 PM

2. Oh, thank you!


This is the closest we've gotten this year.

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:03 PM

7. I lived in MO and NE for 12years-- after living close to the beach in CA for 23 years--

before moving to NC. I LOVE coming to the beach here. I opened the window so I could hear the ocean last night and I slept for 8 hours straight. I don't remember when I last slept that well or long. It's been at least more than a decade.

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 07:39 AM

15. Same.

God how I love & miss the ocean beaches!

They say it's one of the safest places to be around other people during a pandemic. But I don't trust that there won't be some people who make even that unsafe.

These gorgeous pix are a good reminder, though, that this time of year you can often find nearly deserted beaches.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:55 PM

3. Have always loved NC beaches in the Fall since I went to Kitty Hawk as a kid (1959 or so).

I was at Topsail beach once when a hurricane was getting close. Wasn't a big danger, but it was dark, windy, waves were huge, and it was great for a kid.

I really want to go back someday. Have fun.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:58 PM

6. October is my favorite time of the year at the beach here.

Close second is mid-May. I wasn't sure I'd get here this year with all the hurricanes. This year they didn't come our way, fortunately. Instead Louisiana got smacked a couple of times.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:56 PM

4. Wish I had a beach.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:04 PM

8. Aren't you close to the beach in TX?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:09 PM

9. Nearest beach is 350 miles. Although I live a block or two from a lake it's

not the same.

I shouldn't complain because I live in a treehouse in the middle of a wildlife refuge. Deer eat my landscaping and a possum lives under my fence. But ya' know the grass is always greener . . .

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:14 PM

11. It's only 143 miles for me to this beach. Reasonable drive

and I'm not fond of road trips. But there were way too many Trump/Pence signs on the way. This part of NC is very RED. I gave most of them the finger or suggested what the people who put them up might do...

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:12 PM

10. What a beautiful photo essay, my dear mnhtnbb!

So many cool things to see and capture.

I'm glad you got there! Enjoy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:24 PM

13. Thanks, CaliforniaPeggy!

I took my car in to the dealer on Wednesday to combine state inspection and make sure everything was ok before I hit the road. So what does the car tell me when I opened the door Sunday morning? Replace battery in the remote. So I run back in to the apartment from the parking garage and get my second remote, figuring it will be ok. Same thing. So once I got within 40 minutes of Emerald Isle I was eyeballing all the auto parts stores that I passed figuring I'd need to go get a battery for the remote today. I did. I can't imagine having to call an Uber at the beach to go get a battery for a remote because the car won't start!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:40 PM

14. Suddenly I feel the urge to dig my toes into some nice warm beach sand.

We've got a dismal sky and snow on the ground here in northern WI - thanks for warming me up!

Cactus? Wow that sure took me by surprise, I had no idea it grew anywhere near a beach.

Oh, and I love the way you included the Moon.

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