Thursday, September 12, 2013
We are fortunate to be living close to a beach. Photographing sunrises has been a favorite activity of mine since our arrival last March. Walking along this pier, watching the fishermen and women hauling in all manner of creatures (and letting most of them go), staring at the waves crashing beneath me, marveling at cannonball jellyfishes, sharks and stingrays cruising around, avoiding the pelicans and gulls who think they're going to get fed, then leaving through the store, buying locally made ice cream, is such a treat.
Riding the ferry brings intense joy. No matter how many times we passenger the Cape Fear River ferry to Southport and back again the trip never grows boring. Never. Ever. Such a peaceful calm. Watching the pelicans, gulls and terns swoop and dive for lunch, and the gulls pacing the ferry hoping for a handout is so cool. Occasionally dolphins will mirror the ferry for a bit before disappearing toward the mouth of the river into the ocean. Once, we spied a bald eagle. There are always sailboats, fishing boats and even ships to watch.
So I'm pondering my blog again and considering even changing to Wordpress, thanks to a creative genius friend and blogger who encourages that direction. Blogger always seems to have spacing problems, unless it's the blog-ee (me!) and not Blogger's fault. No matter how tight I make spaces in between photos and text there are sometimes these large spaces that I can't make go away. But, since it's just a blog let's just Let It Be. For now. So that's my random blog post for now! I hope you are all doing well - I really miss you all!