I am lucky enough to live in what could be, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful place on earth, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. If I didn’t live here already, I would lie, cheat, steal, and scheme to get myself here ASAP. This region is comprised of historic Swansboro, “The Friendly City By the Sea”, Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Morehead City, Beaufort, and Emerald Isle, with its crystalline beaches. The people are friendly and welcoming, and there’s a sense that time stopped sometime in the 1950’s. There’s a sense of nostaglia and innocence here. There is no rush or haste, just lots of time to smell the roses, the hibiscus, and the bougainvillea.
This holiday weekend, celebrating my 14th anniversary of moving here, I decided to play tourist, sometime I don’t do nearly often enough. Time halted and became meaningless as I meandered aimlessly down lanes I’ve often wondered about, into alleys and backroads leading to nowhere in particular. So, today I’m going to be uncharacteristically silent, and let this breathtaking pictorial of my adopted state do all the talking. Enjoy!