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Until Next Year, My Beautiful Ocean
Published on Saturday, December 13, 2014 by

pelican and sunrise

Remember me? I ‘m still here! It has just been a whirlwind, as I’m sure it has been with all of you. Holidays… Bah!

Last weekend was our final visit to Corolla until spring of next year.  This is almost a time of mourning for me. Leaving home is hard. Leaving the only place where you truly find peace is even harder.

Saturday there was a cover of fog across the dunes and beyond. However, when I reached the beach I found myself in a clear pocket with white swallowing up the far north and south. I began to walk, keeping my eyes both down for seaglass and up for the pelicans, gulls and dolphins.

I was completely tranquil, feeling almost a part of the beach itself. My thoughts wandered here and there as I walked…  alone as far as the eye could see.

I began to notice a warm breeze swirling around me – quite strange for such a cool day. A gust would rush around me, warming my skin yet leaving a slight hint of cold at the end. As this continued, the sun peaked through the clouds and in seconds the fog had completely burned off. It was purely magical.

After my walk I plopped myself down on the sand, still completely alone, taking in every aspect of the things around me. In those last few minutes I told the beach goodbye.

Corolla is at its most beautiful in October, November and December. The pictures I am sharing were all taken in the last few months of 2014. Goodbye beach, until spring.

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