Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back to Topsail

I spent most of last week at my 4-day girlfriends’ getaway to North Topsail Beach, where the weather was hot and sunny, the water was especially warm, and the beach was uncrowded. Every year that we go, we get better and better at planning and packing so we can maximize beach time and minimize hassle. We bought fresh local seafood every day for dinner—this year, we had pesto shrimp, soft shell crabs, broiled scallops, and jalapeno crabcakes. Most of our time was spent at the beach or on the deck, chatting, reading, snacking, and enjoying an ever-expanding repertoire of beachy cocktails. With the occasional nap thrown in for good measure, and a chick flick for the one night we had some thunderstorms. Other than a couple of trips to pick up provisions, we were happy not to leave our little seaside neighborhood.

A quiet morning by the water's edge:

The view from the deck:

Jalapeno crabcake dinner:

Beach still life:

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