Today marks exactly four months since I last wrote anything here. There are a lot of reasons why I haven’t – some good, and some just excuses. Despite the reasons, I am writing again as of today.
One of the reasons I’ve not written is that I have moved to the southeastern North Carolina coast; specifically, Calabash, NC. Calabash is a quaint little coastal fishing village that proudly proclaims itself to be “The Seafood Capital of the World”. Whether the claim is true or not, I don’t know, but according to the town’s web site, “there are over 30 restaurants in town serving people from all over the world each year.” So, accurate or not, there is some evidence to support the claim.
Living in Calabash provides me two great opportunities. One, I have s spectacular view anytime I want. I just need to go out and have a seat on the front porch – that’s what you see in the photo. Since we have multiple feeders and a bird bath, we are privileged every day with visits from a variety of birds. The second is being able to go to the beach anytime I want. It’s only a short drive to a magnificent stretch of NC coastline with cascading waves, soft sand, coastal birds skimming the waves for dinner, and the endless possibilities of encountering other sea creatures.
Truth is, it really doesn’t get much better than this.