THIS has become my new favorite place to sit in the morning. Our second floor porch off our bedroom looks to the West so it's sheltered from the blazing sun in the morning. The marsh is super active with hundreds of coastal birds, rabbits and other creatures all scampering about before the heat of the day. It's quite nice to sit and watch them.
The day started out hazy and breezy. I was anxious to go for the drive from Nags Head down to Cape Hatteras. I urged Blaise and/or Brina to come with me - but were busy doing other things and neither was thrilled at the notion of exploring with me. Sal wasn't here this past weekend - otherwise I know he would have come with me.
The sky turned bright blue and the waves really picked up. The ocean became very active - as did the wind.
Eventually, I decided to drive a little further down the shore and came upon the Town of Rodanthe.
You may recognize this house as the setting for the movie, "Nights in Rodanthe" (based upon the book by Nicholas Sparks.) I was surprised to stumble upon it afew blocks from the ocean. Because if you remember the book or the movie - the house sat directly on the ocean. I found out after speaking to a local that this beautiful structure could no longer take the abuse of the Atlantic Ocean and a decision was made that it either had to be torn down - or moved away from the shoreline. It was moved a few blocks from the coast. Bittersweet.
It was a pleasant journey of solitude. I had the top on the car down, my favorite satellite radio 80's station on and the natural beauty of Outer Banks all to myself. Quite possibly - a perfect day.