Papa’s World – Giant tidal pool and flying kites on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

East end of Ocean Isle Beach – as low tide forms – giant tidal pool – one to two feet deep!
The water in June is really warm , and here Taylor- Bode – Cassidy and I wade around the pool. It was huge and a sand bar formed as the tide went lower.

The Ocean Isle Beach tidal pool is on the east end of the island is near the new groin break wall.

The grandkids played in her for a couple hours and a group of teens just laid on their stomachs in the warm water.

The area does not have many people come to it as you have to walk from your car to get to it!

But – the beach here is so peaceful and quiet.

The tidal pool makes it easy to not have to watch the little ones all the time!

You can see the new groin break wall in the background!

Taylor decided it was time to fly a kite while the other two continued to run and play in the tidal pool.

What was nice was she did not have to worry about other people on the beach as we were in a spot with no one within fifty yards of where we sat.

East end of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

She spent a good one-half hour with the kite in the air!

You can see in the pictures just how many people were around – a great spot to spend some quiet time!

Our three youngest grandkids – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode.

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Papa’s World – High and Low Tides – exceptional.

October is the month for exceptional HIGH and LOW tides!

I did not know that!

No – I did not go to this extreme to see where the tide came up to.

But – from our Lanai one half mile away –

we could hear the BOOMING of the Surf!

So – Sherry looked it up and sure enough

we were in this week of very high and low tides!

So – we went for our daily walk in the morning

Just after high tide had been there

and I captured this photo!

HIGH TIDE CAME UP TO THE BOTTOM STEP

OF THE LIFEGUARD CHAIR! WOW!

And then in the afternoon – I snapped this picture

looking back toward the mainland

and down the beach – that same chair would of been

where the light colored sand is!

This was not even LOW TIDE YET!

I guess this happens once a year in October!

ME AND MY SHADOW!

This beach is very wide normally

during normal tides

and very flat and hard surface

you can wade way out if you want

not me – I saw a sand shark caught

within 20 yards of the beach!

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Papa’s World – relaxing and walking the beach – we have seemed to like one better than the other!

Although Ocean Isle Beach is a ten minute drive – we seem to be going to Sunset Beach more often!

This beach is a extra ten minute drive – 8 miles away.

The difference is one is commercial and the other residential.

One is not flat and the other is.

One is more calm than the other.

Both have piers – both have plenty of parking – at least we have had no problems.

The pier at Sunset Beach – a lot of people sit under it to get out of the sun.

And you can see how calm the water is here and the beach wide and flat at low tide.

You can wade out and only be waist high!

Ocean Isle Beach has bigger waves and the beach is up and down.

There is where the mini golf is – the community park with concerts.

Bars and grills and a community center on the beach with bathrooms.

Sunset beach is almost all beach houses and rentals – hardly any big buildings!

We do go to both – Ocean Isle Beach has a big Farmers market a block from the beach.

Sunset Beach has their market on the mainland side as well as their concerts are mainland.

I like the drive to Ocean Isle Beach better – easier to get to.

Ocean Isle has little shops – and easy to walk around.

Many side streets and channels with houses.

Sunset Beach has a marsh on the South end and is where the Kindred Spirit mailbox is.

With low tide – the beach is really wide.

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Papa’s World – birthday – 72 years – growing old and young walking on the beach.

One of my favorite pass times since we moved to NMB – morning walks on the beach!
Sherry told me this was my day – being my birthday – and I said I wanted to go for a early morning walk – on the beach.

Usually – we do not walk this early – but I am a early riser – 5:00 am. each and every morning!

I have been that way my entire life – but I also go to bed early – by 8:30 pm.

I react to what my body wants – if I go past that feeling of wanting to sleep – then I am awake for hours!

But – with that being said – my body automatically awakes the same time every morning!

And then – without proper sleep – I feel lousy all day!

A good nights sleep – waking up – writing my blog – getting dressed and then we walk out to this!

Wide open beach – low tide – gray – white clouds – blue skies and warm sun!

My kind of day!

Papa – checking his phone – walking on my birthday – life is good – I am blessed.

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Papa’s World – 2-25-21 – warm – sunshine – beach walk – people in the water!

Near the end of Feb. warm sunny day – people actually in the water!

I am loving this weather down here in S.C at North Myrtle Beach!

This day – it was between 70 and 75 degrees!

Sherry walking toward the surf – tide is going out – beach is getting wide!

Our life has changed – beach life has now become our norm!

The surf – sand and water – everyday – count our blessings!

We have always loved the ocean – sand – and warmth!

When our new house is finished – we are only 30 minutes away from this!

And – where our home is situated – 4 and 6 miles to two different beaches!

The sound of the surf when it is calm – the sun – and smell – draw us each day!

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Papa’s World – walking the beach – no buildings here – just wide endless beach – Cherry Point!

Debby Sarah Sherry Ella

We decided for their last beach walk on a cold windy day –

to take them to the far end of Cherry Grove to a place the local’s call Cherry Point!

To get to the beach – you must park along the road and then walk through this covered path!

The path to the beach is overhanging tree limbs with lots of shrubs and bushes.

Once you walk through there – you are greeted to a wide expanse of beach to the left.

The right goes back toward the houses and pier.

The view to the left and almost low tide!

It was cold and windy – and we wanted to walk way out as it seemed at low tide you might be able to walk to the other shore.

Here you can see a few brave souls – walking – and the wind was really blowing!

Ella and Sarah – laughing and trying to stay warm in the blowing wind!

We walked maybe a half mile – and decided enough – it was just too cold and so windy!

One last picture with Ella – Debby Sherry and Sarah before heading back to the car.

I told Sherry – when it gets warmer and is low tide – we must come back and just see if we can walk across the bay!

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Papa’s World – Hiking through Vareen Memorial Gardens with family!

Sherry Ella Sarah Papa

We had a fine day to be out and about – so we decided to show them some nature

As they are all about the outdoors!

We went back to Vareen Memorial Gardens –

just before you cross the state line into N.C. in Little River S.C.

Ella Sarah Sherry Sarah is growing up so fast – at 14 she is catching up to both Sherry and Ella!

Across the marsh and over the tidal canals –

at low tide – does not look so scary when empty!

Sarah and Ella who is almost 5′ 9″ tall!

We entered the trees and brush along a sand pathway – trail.

We had been here a couple times before

bringing family to explore and see the ICW and the beauty of a pristine nature walk.

The girls loved this as did Debby who is all about the outdoors and hiking!

Sherry Debby Ella

We soon entered the trees and bush growth

it was shaded in here and I think would be welcomed in the S.C. heat of Summer!

Sarah checking out the shore of the ICW and looking for sea shells!
Debby and her mother – resting before we continue into the forest trails!
Sherry Debby Ella and Sarah

One last walkway before entering the pine and cypress trees!

The path is marked – and branches off in all directions!

Respite from the hot sun!

A shaded walk – can be a couple miles if you select the right path

We choose the shorter route – we had some more places to show them!

WE WILL BE BACK someday we told them!

The sand path through the trees!

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Papa’s World – when grand kids come to visit – love them all!

Tammy Bode MorMor Cassidy Taylor

The first thing they wanted to do was walk the beach!

Now – wouldn’t you know it that it got cold and windy the day they arrived!

It was so warm the day before people were sitting on the beach and wading in the water!

So we pressed on and walked down and onto the beach.

The wind was the culprit – making it very cold.

Even Bode has enough even though he had no shoes on!

Cassidy Taylor Bode after he put his shoes back on!

We walked to the next beach entrance and exited!

MorMor Bode Cassidy Taylor Tammy

It was a very short walk – but they got to see just how close we are!

Tammy said the kids were great – she had told them she would not stop and she didn’t making the seven hour drive in a little over six hours and they never complained!

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And that night after the kids went to bed – we relaxed and watched a playoff game

We are all from Western New York

and were huge fans when Buffalo Bills made their four straight Super Bowls!

One of my favorite beers from back in Western New York!

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Papa”s World – Walking with friends on the beach!

Good morning – afternoon or evening!

Or just plain GOOD DAY!

Good day is what we had when the first morning of our friends stay-

we all walked to the beach – and it started to sprinkle

even though the Sun was shining!

The start of a fantastic three days was blessed with a RAINBOW!

Even though there was a light rain –

just enough to get you a little wet

we pushed on – to the beach!

A pathway – the sound of the surf – and toes in the sand!

Papa Jim Cindy

The ocean and sand has a way of making everything okay!

The rain had stopped –

and it was warm – not cold – at least for people from the North

as we all are from NWPA and WNY!

We are seniors – well most of us are

but – we are aging healthy – all of us!

Walking the beach – first morning with friends

before a day of golfing and then dinner

This has been our life throughout the years

The beach is new – but the friends are ageless!

From one rain bow to one walk on the beach

A little rain – a lot of laughter

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Papa’s World – Thanksgiving day – testing the water – walking the beach!

Thanksgiving day – we stayed home – cooked some small turkey breast – mashed potato’s – stuffing – and went for a walk on the beach!

In my 71 years – I have never spent Thanksgiving near the beach –

let alone – on that day – go for a walk – in short sleeves and shorts!

I was surprised at just how many people were on the beach – both ways we looked and this is what we saw!

While everything was baking in the oven – we had bought all the trimmings at Costco!

We decided to just walk down in the sunshine – it was mid 70’s –

And see if the water was warm – thinking there would not be a whole lot of people there!

WRONG – a lot of people were down there!

I guess a lot of people come here for this week at reduced rates!

So – we started our walk – and sure enough – I was drawn to the water –

I took my sandals off –

as I could see a lot of people in the surf and swimming beyond the surf!

To my surprise – it was not that cold –

And I do not like cold water!

I walked in and after the initial feeling of the water

I started walking the surf!

I never thought I would be doing this let alone on Thanksgiving Day!

Now that we have decided to build instead of buying

We will be within a four mile drive to several beaches.

So I am beginning to think of tradition!

Walking the beach On Thanksgiving Day!

And – who is to say – if it is nice the day after –

Walking the beach the day after Thanksgiving!

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And on our walk home – white ducks in the lake!

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Papa’s World – Cherry Grove – nature walk!

The sign to the entrance of the nature preserve

After a attempt to walk the beach –

the wind was too strong and we opted to try the more

protected walk on the marsh!

The beginning of the trail

Once we got in among the brush and trees

we were somewhat protected from the wind

and the Sun was warm!

Walkway above the marsh and tidal pathways

We could observe the water fowl – the fish and crabs!

The crabs were burying themselves in the bottom mud!

They seemed to know we were there as they quickly buried themselves!

The walk in was on a walkway and then a path through the sand!

We were protected from the blowing wind by the shrubs and trees!
How the tide influences the marsh!

I was ever watchful for snakes and if there were gators?

But – I never saw either one!

There were many signs along the way with information on the area!

Along the way were several covered picnic areas!

Thinking that when family visits –

this would be a good day outing –

first walking the undeveloped beach

and then into the nature reserve and picnic!

Sherry approaching one of the covered picnic areas!

I think this would be a awesome place for a family pcnic!

View of the marsh and channel along with some waterfront houses!

If we had not walked the beach – you would not known –

just how windy it was!

We could see waterfront houses across the channel and marsh!

It was a very nice walk – and we know that there is another nature walk

that we will someday explore!

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Papa’s World – a walk on Cherry Grove beach!

If you want a place of solitude –

a place to reflect –

A place untouched –

just water – sand – and sea grass and the head of a marsh

on the Ocean –

Then head to the far end of CHERRY GROVE – S.C.

Sherry at the entrance to the natural beach – Cherry Grove S.C.

We decided since it was a rather cold – 55 degrees –

very windy day – bursts of blasting winds!

We would drive North along our beach road –

to the end of Cherry Grove –

we had seen a covered beach entrance there

and wondered where it led to!

Now – we had no idea – where this path would lead us!

But – it also broke the bursts and gusts of wind!

After walking through the bushes and trees – the entrance to the deserted beach!

We found where the development ended and the natural beach began!

Blowing sand across the beach – dead wood almost covered by sand!

No one was here – and I thought – when it gets warmer –

we need to come back!

Not a soul for miles and miles!

We started out walking – but the wind made it hard!

Sand was blowing across our path and some stinging our eyes!

Sherry pulled her hood up – I had one of those neck things you slide down over your head!

It was so calming – and I thought –

this is what the beach looked like hundreds of years ago!

As far as you could see – no buildings – no people!

In the distance – a waterway to the marsh side bay!

The tide was going out – exposing the flat beach!

But – it was really blowing –

making the walk almost too hard to do!

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A very large tree – 50 plus feet long – washed up on the shore!

We came across a large tree – almost covered with sand –

The ocean had deposited it there.

I wondered just where it came from?

We decided to turn around –

we had walked 2/3 of a mile!

We would come back and explore father.

One for another day!

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Papa’s World – Storms – causing the ever changing beach!

Good morning – before we walk the beach!

We have not had a really bad storm since we have been here!

It has rained hard once – the wind was somewhat strong once!

But – there have been storms way out on the Atlantic Ocean –

that have had a impact on the beaches!

You can see the effect of a storm out to Sea!

I have noticed the erosion of the beach –

the gentle slope is now much less

and it seems that the flat part of the beach

now extends further out!

Just the other side of this dune is almost gone – another big storm will most likely wash this away!
This pier looks new but is missing a section at the far end. I do not know when this happened.
Looking back toward the shoreline
Looking out toward the ocean
And along the side toward the missing section

The beach has changed since we first walked on it!

There are large tidal pools now when the tide goes out

that were not there before!

Maybe when we first walked – that was not the normal?

Where did this come from?
Walking the flat beach now – more flat than before!

Storms out to sea – sending the huge waves pounding the shore!

At night and in the predawn

we can hear the surf –

One of the many storm drains from main street – we have seen them dig out with a back hole!
Tidal pools now where before there were none!
Sherry walking the tidal pools.

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Papa’s World – Low tide – exploring the beach!

On the way to the beach to at last see the low tide!

Every day we have been to the beach for the month of October.

But – this was the first time we were there at exactly low tide!

First view at low tide.

We were excited as this is a very wide beach even when the tide comes in.

Sherry’s first view

We can actually hear the surf from our Lanai!

The beach at low tide

Even then at low tide – you can wade way out

and still only be waist high!

Looking South toward Myrtle Beach

The sand is like powder

and so far has not burned out feet!

We walk the tidal pools

and the water has been warm to the touch

The air feels cooler than the water.

Papa carrying his sandals

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Papa’s World – Jennie and Gerhard – cold final day!

The day started out with a sunrise from the lanai

their final full day here and last chance to BEACH IT!

But – a weather front came through during the night!

And on the Lanai – that morning – 58 degrees!

That would not stop us – bundle up – set our chairs

one final beach day it was!

The sun was warm – the air chilly and the water was warm.

We all wore extra clothing as the low 60’s became the norm for the day.

Wearing the mask was more for warmth than protection!

If the wind did not blow – it was okay.

We had the warm coffee – money – still waiting on it!

We did manage a few cool hours

but like the saying goes

A bad day at the beach is better than the best day wherever! LOL

GERHARD WALKING TO THE WATER LOW TIDE!

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Papa’s World – sister – beach –

Sherry’s sister Debbie – came for a visit – 5 days four nights.

Debbie

We will be here a total of five months –

Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach

and she would be our first visitor.

We spent three days either sitting – walking or both

on the beach!

Watching fishermen catching sand shark and two rays!
One of the two rays caught
This fisherman would wade through the surf – going way out and then casting his line!
The beach is very wide here even during high tide!

We would go to the beach around 3 PM. and stay a couple hours.

Walking in the surf and watching all the locals.

The water was around 74 degrees.

And the weather beautiful at 82 degrees!

Sometimes we would walk down –

if we had no chairs –

other times we would drive down and park

carrying everything in the trunk

There are

Jhonny on the spots

And showers to wash off the sand at almost every parking lot!

Sherry doing her network business from the beach!

In all – we really like this beach here – it is quiet – wide and clean.

Debbie had a great time – walking – sitting and just relaxing.

Papa and Sherry – ” Beaching it”!

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