Friday, August 22, 2008

On vacation

I'm looking out the window of a beach cottage in North Carolina. Waves are rough today, due to tropical storm Fay. Yesterday I went in the water and got thrown around for a bit. I love that. I was able to get a little farther out where I was lifted up by the waves instead of roiled around in them. Fabulous. I didn't stay in long. I must have had two pounds of sand in my suit.

Here's a view on a calmer day, taken from the porch of the cottage.
Have I mentioned here how much I love salt water? I even like the smell of low tide. I was born in Rhode Island, arriving early when the family was on vacation away from where we lived then in Pennsylvania. We moved to Providence when I was two and spent lots of time at the beach. I'm not a sailor, like some of my sibs, but I love salt water.

In a little bit we're going to get lunch, what my friends Joanna and David call "golden food." Fried. I'm definitely on vacation.


Granny Sue said...

Hey, Priscilla, where are you in NC? I love the Outer Banks myself.

If you pass through WV on your way home, give a holler--it would be lovely to see you. or did you fly?

Mary said...

Emerald Isle, NC. One more day of playing in the water! Alas, I'm flying home--I'll wave as we pass over WV.

PriscillaHowe said...

Oops! That's what I get for borrowing my sister's computer--that last comment was from me, not from Mary.

Jane said...

Where did you go in NC? We are thinking about heading there 2nd week in Sept. And it's been ages since we went. I'm afraid the old places will be all built up.--Jane

PriscillaHowe said...

(Still wondering which Jane this is...)
We went to Emerald Isle. It was indeed quite built up, with candy-colored houses lining the beach on that thin spit of sand.

Areli said...

Carolina.... it's my favorite for beach vacation trips.