Beach Blues

Places, like people, can come along when you least expect it. They can steal your heart away, holding a piece that keeps you coming back again and again. Sunset Beach. the first beach across the North Carolina line from South Carolina, right up from Calabash, is such a place.


pdf247In 1995 friends began convening here every May. Some have been here most every year since that first Memorial Day weekend. Now we stay for a week and always on 40th Street.


Copy of IMG_1230Although we enjoy exploring new places and new restaurants most often you find us walking the beach to Bird Island or sitting on the deck watching the herons and egrets fish for their dinner in Madd Inlet.


February is my Beach Blues Month. I mailed the first deposit for the house. Nothing to do now except wait out the last weeks of winter with plenty of time to figure out who is driving and give out bedroom assignments and talk about menus and think of the first seafood restaurant to hit and start a stack of books and wonder if the bathing suit will make it another year.

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Published by Judytwiga

I am a freelance writer and photographer who enjoys living close to the action in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980s I created and published Zoo Connections, an international networking publication for non-animal zoo departments. Jobs over the years include working with the developmentally disabled, night front desk at a motel, assistant in development and membership at the NC Zoological Society, Customer Relations manager at Regal Entertainment Group, census enumerator, concessions at University of Tennessee, house cleaner, substitute teacher, sitter for children, houses, and pets. Freelance work at Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxZine. Contributor to A Knoxville Christmas (2008,2007), and articles for the North Carolina Zoo website. Interested in anything except humorless people and politics. Enjoy reading, Scrabble, Catan, camping. I hold dear family (human and animal), friends, Kenya, Sunset Beach, NC and the Keys.

One thought on “Beach Blues

  1. How lucky you are to be able to do this with your friends. Such special times to look back at as well as forward to. I will patiently wait for your blog(s) and pictures of your pending adventures.


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