I am especially thankful this Thanksgiving. We’ve been in our new home on Hatteras Island for almost 2 months. When I was trying to talk my husband into making this move, there was an unspoken fear inside of me that I would go through all the hassle and expense of moving, uprooting my life and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Ocracoke Island is the kind of place that hardly exists anymore. Picture a totally undeveloped beach, a tiny village of unique houses and eclectic shops, and a quaint waterfront area with a charming white lighthouse. No stop lights, hardly any cars at all, no fast food, no chain stores. That’s Ocracoke. Ocracoke Island lies south… Continue reading Day Trip to Ocracoke Island, NC
Last week I spent 5 days in Hatteras visiting my parents before we move there in October. I was able to go commercial fishing with my dad, something I really enjoy because I think most people who eat seafood or visit coastal tourist towns have no idea about the commercial fishing industry. I’ve written about… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with My Dad- Why You Should Eat Wild Caught American Fish
For the first time in years, I feel happy and optimistic about the future. That may sound extreme but, the whole time we lived in Atlanta, I felt stuck. I never wanted to live here, but did want to be in a relationship with my now husband, so I took a chance and came with… Continue reading I’m happier than I’ve been in years…
When you go on a beach vacation and you order seafood at the local restaurant, do you have any idea where it comes from? Do you know what a drop net looks like or how it works? Most people have some vague idea of how a farm works, and how their meat and vegetables get… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with my Dad in Cape Hatteras
I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras
Every year we spend a week on Hatteras Island, NC, where I grew up. For one week every year I get to pretend that there are no street kids, no poverty and no orphans. For one week the world is all salt water and steamed shrimp and sun kissed cheeks. The week is never long enough… Continue reading Hometown Vacation