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Life, Love and the Big Blue Sea

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.” ~Isak Dinesen

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It is hard to believe that our time here on the Outer Banks is over, but come tomorrow morning, we will be hitting the road. The last couple of days have been spent cleaning things up and getting ready to roll. The house is clean, bikes are loaded, laundry is done, Waldo is washed. A few things will need to be stowed in the morning, but we are pretty much ready to go, and tomorrow night we will be sleeping in Maryland.

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Living alongside the ocean has been truly amazing. I quickly learned that she has as many moods as the rest of us. Sunny days found her happy, waves crashing playfully upon the shore. Other days she was meditative, hardly a wave to speak of. She apparently did not like the wind any more than I did, because on the days where the wind was the strongest, she appeared very angry, waves roaring as far out as the eye could see. But no matter what her mood seemed to be, she was always beautiful.

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I am going to miss my morning beach walks with Charbie. And hunting for seashells. And watching the kids run wildly in the waves. Sand in my shoes, daily conversations with the ocean, countless pelicans flying overhead and the beautiful sound of waves crashing upon the shore.

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I will not, however, miss the wind that has been sand blasting Waldo for the last few months. (I don’t think he is going to miss it either.) Even with the unbearable wind, though, our time here has been exceptional, and we are taking with us countless unforgettable memories. And perhaps a seashell or two.

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Something about leaving the ocean feels like leaving behind an old friend. But she will always be there, waiting patiently, no matter how long it takes us to return. And when we finally make our way back, we will pick up right where we left off. Just like the best of friends…

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“Seashells are love letters in the sand.”

11 thoughts on “Life, Love and the Big Blue Sea

  1. I, too, love the beach no matter where it is. You excitedly anticipate the trip to the beach and all it’s glory, but, before you can barely blink, it’s time to go home. And, parting is such sweet sorrow. Your photos speak volumes of how much you enjoyed the beach and I know you will get back there before you know it. Safe travels and enjoy DC. You can be the grand tour guide since you have been there before. I know they haven’t changed things since the last time you were there. Love you guys!!! 🙂

  2. Safe travels! So sorry I never actually caught up with you guys. I would have loved to hear all about your experiences first hand. Still going to to homeschool next year – at least try? We’ll see what happens. Thank you for your inspiration – I’ll keep following you and see what all you get into. Best of luck with your future adventures. Sincerely, Jami McCall

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