I grew up on the same island where I live now, Hatteras Island, North Carolina. I left for college, traveled a ton, met my husband in grad school and then lived in Atlanta for 14 years. I’ve seen quite a bit of the world, from the chic spots in Paris to the slums of Cambodia.… Continue reading I Love Living in a Small Town.
My brother owns an outdoor equipment rental company here on Hatteras Island (kayaks, surfboards, golf carts, etc…). I’m supposed to guide kayak tours for him this summer, so I took one of the kayaks and went exploring to try and figure out a good route that would provide some pretty scenery without being too long… Continue reading Kayak Trip to a Secluded Beach
This weekend marks six months I’ve been living on Hatteras Island. If you’re new to my blog, I lived in Atlanta for 14 years, homesick for my hometown the entire time. Because of some factors related to the pandemic, my and my husband’s jobs allowed us to work remotely and live anywhere we want. The… Continue reading Gratitude for a good life…
One cool thing about living here is that there are plenty of places to ride. A large portion of the island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which means that the beaches here are public, and access can’t be restricted by hotels or homeowners. As taxpayers, we all own the beaches here and… Continue reading Riding My Horse at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
When I lived in Atlanta, I was the queen of New Year’s resolutions. I would always have big projects I wanted to accomplish, trips I wanted to take, adventures I wanted to go on. I had two or three big goals, like hike 500 miles or do my first endurance ride on my horse, and… Continue reading A New Year of Contentment
I don’t know about you, but I love the whole Christmas season! I love Halloween and Thanksgiving too, and I like to enjoy them each in order, but I love how Christmas is the crowning glory of the whole enchilada! When we lived in the suburbs, I found it difficult to have as simple a… Continue reading Christmas in Hatteras
When it’s 70 degrees in mid December and you live on an island, you go kayaking! My son and I got the kayak out for a quick trip in the Pamlico Sound this weekend. We have some friends with a soundfront house and they are kind enough to let us use their dock. It’s just… Continue reading December Kayaking Adventure
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!
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is nestled between the ocean on one side and the ferry dock on the other at the southern end of Hatteras Island. I wanted to take my kids since we live here now. I grew up in Hatteras, and I’m very proud of the fascinating history of the Outer… Continue reading Visiting the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
On Saturday morning my brother and I did an early morning paddle in the sound from my house to his house, about 3 miles. We could hear the surf pounding in the ocean, but the sound was slick calm and glassy. Even at the end of October, the temperature was in the 70’s and it… Continue reading Paddleboarding Hatteras