Friday, October 4, 2013

Cape Lookout

I am sad summer is over.. letting go is hard to do.  Sorry for all the beachcombing posts, but I can't help it.  Below are pictures from Labor Day at Cape Lookout.  This is probably my most very favorite place to be. Most of the time, there is no one on the ocean side of the island, which I LOVE.  Having a whole beach to yourself is amazing.  I could live over there if there was electricity.  and somewhere to buy chips, french fries, and coke :-)

tons of shells to look through!

headed over to the ocean side

Loads of broken conch shells.  I call the area between the sound side and the ocean side of the Cape a conch shell's graveyard.  There are tons of shells in there, but the ocean is cruel when the tide comes up. 

and this gem is something I picked up out there.  I think it's a stingray skeleton.  When the sun finishes bleaching out, it's gonna look really pretty in my basket of odd beach finds!
ocean side

view of the lighthouse from where we were

Love this view!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Day in the Life of a Beachcomber

Going through pictures from this summer, I found some from when I went to Fort Macon to look at shells back in June.   Well, I say I went to look at shells, and I do, but I also look at every. other. thing. on the beach as well.  

These poor people didn't know what was about to hit them when I power walked and got ahead of them

I wanted to strap this bad boy to the top of my car and bring it home.  I thought it would make a beautiful, nautical Christmas tree!

I sifted through piles and piles of seaweed. Some of my greatest finds come from these piles.

The beautiful rock jetty at Fort Macon. I walked out a ways and the men fishing were looking at me like I was crazy.. But I did get to see some pretty crabs!

 and this is what happens when I get my treasures home and don't clean them immediately.... 

Yup, ALL those bags are bags full of shells that need to be cleaned...

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