Saturday, April 03, 2010

Surf City

No kayaking yesterday. Most of the tour companies are either opened on the weekend or open full-time in mid-May. But the idea put salt water in our veins and we headed to Surf City. Sandwiched between two Topsails——Topsail Beach and Topsail Beach——Surf City is one of those typical beach towns. Cars are crammed in parking lots and along the road, and tourists swarm the pier, the beach, and those two-story souvenir shops with murals of large aquatic creatures painted on the side.

We found a spot just above the tide line, and stuck our beach umbrella in the sand. Lying on a couple of  grass mats, we picnicked, took photos, and enjoyed the sight of foamy whitecaps roiling on the shore. Overall, a great day.


Julie Jarnagin said...

I'm just going to stare at the photos and pretend I'm there.

Kimberli said...

LOL, I don't blame you. While in Dallas and Wichita Falls, we lived at least five and a half hours from the coast and just hated it. We'd travel to Galveston on occasion, but there is so little sand there, it didn't feel like the beach (and, it usually rained when we went).

I love living within a couple hours from the miles and miles of Carolina coastline. And the atmosphere at each beach varies. Some are laid back. Some, family oriented. Others, upscale. It's great. Schedule a book signing tour over this way and see it for yourself!