We are having a grand ole time here at Bald Head! I have some food and beach pics to share : )
Mazen has totally embraced beach life. He LOVES the ocean and spends hours rolling around in the surf.
We grown-ups take turns taking him into the waves. He is fearless this year!
Glorious low tide!
Emerson is quite the beach babe herself, and she loves splashing as each wave comes up.
She does try to eat the sand though, so that’s a challenge. My sister and Matt brought down this inflatable bath tub (which they also use for baths when they travel) and it was a brilliant baby beach solution! It has a little pole in the middle to help her sit up as well.
We’ve been having a very hard time getting shade to work. My sport umbrella is struggling in the strong winds and has blown away three times. We resorted to steaking it down and using a corkscrew.
We’ve also gone through two different umbrellas from the hardware store here, and both broke in 10 minutes! We observed this family who appeared to be experienced with beaching and they highly recommended these Beach Bub umbrellas. They use a clever pouch of sand to hold them down, and they are recommended for higher wind beaches. I am ordering a two-pack soon! Please share your miracle beach shade solutions!
For breakfasts I’ve been eating a variety of things – egg + bacon sammie and yogurt + fruit bowls.
Lunches have been a mix of sandwiches, snack plates, and leftovers (meatballs over a salad!)
Mazen went to a little nature camp put on by the Bald Head Island Conservancy called Budding Naturalists. He had a wonderful time and got to hold snakes and turtles and see alligators! He loved it so much he asked to go back the next day.
While he was gone I went for a beach run and got to read my book while listening to the beautiful ocean sounds. I am reading One Lavender Ribbon while I am here. It’s pretty good! I just finished The Marriage Lie, which was also good but a bit of a thriller!
We’ve been eating well and having dinners on the porch. Sunset view!
We had shrimp bowls with cabbage slaw and polenta one night –
And pizza + salad the next.
Emmie does a little turtle dance with her arms and legs when she gets picked up, so I’ve been calling her my Little Turtle <3
We took a dip in the Shoal’s Club pool too, which was very refreshing after being covered in sand for a few days straight.
Just a few days left!