(But watch out for sharks!!)
Here’s a recap of our first few days on Bald Head Island! We’ve enjoyed plenty of sunshine (and sunscreen), shrimp, and sunsets.
This year’s house is simply gorgeous! It was renovated recently and has ship lap and pretty decor throughout. The size is great, and we’re just off the dunes from the ocean.
M found the perfect nook for chilling out.
Check out all of the aqua accents!
Our group was the first to arrive (we left Cville at 6:45am to get here mid-afternoon) and after some unpacking, we put on our suits and cooled off in the waves.
Then the Allens arrived from NYC!
And finally Grammie + Pea!
We had a simple dinner the first night – fresh mahi mahi, corn on the cob, and grilled asparagus.
We spent all day Sunday out at the beach. The south shore of the island is so calm and shallow, so it’s been perfect for the kids (and moms!)
The kiddos got matching wearable beach towels!
“Give your mama a kiss.”
We all got in the ocean together – grandparents included – and Emmie in her floaty boat, late in the afternoon. The ocean is so warm!
They are almost ready to really play together. Emmie chases Mazen around the house and calls him “Nana.”
Our second night, we had a low country boil, per tradition. This meal is always so easy to make for a group. Here’s the recipe that will serve 3-4 so be sure to double for a group.
Breakfasts have been simple yogurt bowls and lunches have been salads so far!
All the summer fruits with greek yogurt and raspberry jam.
And a chef’s salad (I steamed the deli meat) with avocado, herbed goat cheese, red pepper, figs, arugula, and homemade dressing. Plus Red, Hot, Blues.
Yesterday we were swimming with the kids when another mother waved us back to shore. Of course, we scrambled to get out ASAP! She said they had spotted a shark a block or so down the beach and to watch out for it. We waited to get back in the ocean, and Larbs saw it twice!! I’m not sure how much ocean swimming I’ll be doing for the second half of the week *wide eye emoji!!*
Sea you again soon!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Simply bliss! The house looks beautiful and the meals, mmm! Healthy and refreshing! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Are you not stating at your family’s house this time?
Looks like a great vacation. I’d love to rent a beach house. Is there a decent grocery store or place for provisions on Bald Head or do you bring a lot of stuff with you?
Their house was rented so we rented one on the ocean so it’s kind of an even trade. Plus we get the oceanfront access. There is a grocery store that offers a ton of stuff, but it is quite pricey so the more staples you can bring over in tubs and coolers on the ferry the more you will save.
That house is goooorrgeous! I love all of the blues and shiplap. So fun to see the kids together! I’m sure everyone is having such an amazing time, minus the shark sighting!
Have you not seen sharks there before? We went to Bald Head last summer and there were sand sharks all over the place. Locals told us they won’t bother you, though. Still, scary!
No I’ve never seen one! I researched shark behavior and doubt it would bother anyone but still makes me nervous!
What a gorgeous house!! Hope y’all have a fun & safe trip!
Linda @ the Fitty says
How beautiful! And I can’t wait to hear about your fourth of July recap Once it’s up 🙂 happy long weekend, Cath.
Jenny Paxton says
Have you heard about Hilton, the Great White, with 33,000 twitter followers? He’s cruising right off of Wilmington, with his friend Savannah, on their way to Nova Scotia! My family has a place there too, so used to seeing sharks but never a Great White before!
Oh man no but how fun. I’m assuming he’s a great white shark!? At first I thought he was a blogger on a yacht!! Haha.
Jenny Paxton says
Haha! I should have specified – yes, Great White Shark 🙂
It looks wonderful and what a great house! I particularly like those coastal paintings on the wall.
Beautiful home! I love the decor. Hope you guys have a relaxing time. Mazen looks so happy and tan. 🙂
Check out this link: http://www.ocearch.org/
It tracks all of the sharks around the coastline and when/where they were spotted.
I was just about to post this link too! We have the app and love to track our “fav” sharks each year. Makes me not want to get in though!