Day 18 of the Blog Writing Challenge brings the subject, “Setting Sail.”
When I turn my car towards Corolla, I feel like I am setting sail. There is a sense of calm that washes over me the closer I get to my mother’s Outer Banks home.
For thirty years, these stairs have greeted us. We have carried so much up these wooden steps. Suitcases, coolers, babies and bushels of crabs. Elderly dalmatians, American flags, cameras and bait. No matter how the years have changed our loads, the stairs remain a constant.
This weekend, we did NOT set sail in to the ocean. Riptides and swimming? Not so much.
Instead of swimming, we went crabbing at Whalehead Club. This little guy got to set sail back in to the water.
This turtle set sail towards the sound. I KNEW he was going to come out of the water as I was taking this picture. (I’m lying.)
The marsh grass appeared to sail in the strong NNE winds.
My son almost sailed his butt way too deep in to the sound’s marshy mud.
This couple set sail towards the future with a beautiful wedding at Whalehead Club.
And finally, setting sale.
We never know what adventures are in store as we set sail for the Outer Banks. What a blessing to have this beautiful escape.