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…
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
Here are some pictures from the trip – enjoy!
We started out the trip with this beautiful rainbow of the canal behind our beach house
Fun in the sand…
Sand sea serpent #1
Sand sea serpent #2
Swirly sand castle
Big sand castle with lots of bridges and archways
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
Walking down to the pier
Walking under the pier
The fishing pier
Sunset under the pier
Walking back home
There was finally enough wind to fly kites, too
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
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
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
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!?!?