Thursday, March 22, 2012
When we come to visit Newport, NC, we like to go to Atlantic Beach about 20 minutes away. It is still a nice beach, not at all Myrtle Beach, Atlantic City or Ocean City. I hope it stays that nice. We have a favorite restaurant. The Crab Shack doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is good and the atmosphere is nice. Service is a bit slow, but when you are on vacation and with people you like that seems to not matter as much.
The weather has continued to hold good this week. It was around 80 degrees today, so we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the sound of the surf and the sunset. We did have some unexpected guests:
We had several flights of pelicans go by. This was one of the smaller ones.
This fellow was on the roof right behind us. He was very interested to see if we were going to drop anything.
Emerald Isle, NC runs east-west so the Atlantic Ocean is to the south. One end gets the sunset and if you turn around,
You get treated to that sunset reflecting off the thunder clouds out at sea.
Finally the sun dipped below the clouds on the horizon and it started to get dark and chilly. It was time to go inside and enjoy some coffee for dessert.