Pictures from Holden Beach – May 2016

Enjoying the sunset on Holden Beach, North Carolina

Enjoying the sunset on Holden Beach, North Carolina

So I just spent a week and a half at peaceful Holden Beach, North Carolina…

Walking around the fishing pier... I think the photographer got a little artsy...Holden Beach, North Carolina

Walking around the fishing pier… I think the photographer got a little artsy…

 


 

We rented a house (review coming soon!), rode bikes, walked the beach, played in the ocean, built sand castles and sand sculptures, cooked up a storm (and reveled in Tropical Storm Bonnie), watched the sunset, and generally had an all-out great time!

Shrimp boat off the coast of Holden Beach, North Carolina

Shrimp boat off the coast

Here are some pictures from the trip – enjoy!

 

We started out the trip with this beautiful rainbow of the canal behind our beach house

We started out the trip with this beautiful rainbow of the canal behind our beach house

Fun in the sand…

Sand sea serpent #1, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Sand sea serpent #1

 

Sand sea serpent #2, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Sand sea serpent #2

 

Swirly sand castle, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Swirly sand castle

 

Big sand castle with lots of bridges and archways, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Big sand castle with lots of bridges and archways

 

Someone decided this (deceased) crab needed to be part of the sand castle... Holden Beach, North Carolina

Someone decided this (deceased) crab needed to be part of the sand castle…

 

“Drip Castles” made by letting wet sand drip through the fingers

A couple nights we walked down to the fishing pier to enjoy the sunset

Flowers along the boardwalk to the beach, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Flowers along the boardwalk to the beach

 

Walking down to the pier, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Walking down to the pier

 

Walking under the pier at sunset, Holden Beach, North Carolina

Walking under the pier

 

The fishing pier on Holden Beach, North Carolina

The fishing pier

 

Sunset under the pier on Holden Beach, North Carolina

Sunset under the pier

 

Walking back home on Holden Beach Ocean Blvd W, North Carolina

Walking back home

 

There was finally enough wind to fly kites, too

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The “new” delta stunt kite on its trial run

 

The three best-flying kites - a parastunt, a delta stunt, and a box kite that lazily spins as it flies. On Holden Beach, North Carolina

The three best-flying kites – a parastunt, a delta stunt, and a box kite that lazily spins as it flies

And it was warm enough to swim, so we did it multiple times a day!

The waves were pretty good too - thanks to Tropical Depression Bonnie coming in - Holden Beach, North Carolina

The waves were pretty good too – thanks to Tropical Depression Bonnie coming in

 

Jumping the waves on Holden Beach, North Carolina

Jumping the waves

We saw some wildlife too (both dead and alive – the younger ones had a marvelous time catching marsh crabs in the evenings)

An egret on our deck down by the canal, Holden Beach, North Carolina

An egret on our deck down by the canal

 

A (deceased) crab we found down on the beach - it was later given a burial in a

A (deceased) crab we found down on the beach – it was later given a burial in a “strip mine” they’d made in the sand under the house. I wonder how many other crabs have had the honor of being interned in a strip mine?

 

And then the last night there was another gorgeous double rainbow over the canal (and the houses they were building next door). Then, as we drove out, an enormous rainbow was touching down on the highway in front of us and arching upward into the sky. How cool is all that!?!? Holden Beach, North Carolina

And then the last night there was another gorgeous double rainbow over the canal (and the houses they were building next door). Then, as we drove out, an enormous rainbow was touching down on the highway in front of us and arching upward into the sky. How cool is all that!?!?

 


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