Welcome to our little piece of paradise – ten minutes away – OIB, N.C. The pier and beach access.
We live on the mainland side with the ICW between us and the beach – between four and five miles away.
We selected the Cameron Woods Community because it gave us access to the beach but in a – NO flood zone.
The causeway bridge over the ICW – we have boated down underneath this bridge and on the mainland, side is where we have two
grocery stores – and additional shopping, and a small airport.
Starting in May and ending in September – we have outdoor free concerts in the park on OIB right across from Pelican Perch bar and grill and miniature golf and the Aquarium.
You can take in drinks but they have to be in plastic cups!
The bands are top rate and usually, 3 to 4 hundred people show up – many are locals and the rest are renters of the vacation homes.
Sunsets and sunrises can be seen from the beach and shoreline.
Sipping a cocktail on the beach – sun – surf – and sand – warm waters and lots of things to do.
The East end of the island with the new Terminal Groin – placed here to stop erosion – in the upper right corner – since this was constructed – a lagoon – tidal pool forms at low tide and is a great place for families with kids as it is only one to two feet deep and is huge.
You can take rafts and float around in there and the water in summer is warm
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For the past twenty-plus years – the beach here has eroded away – taking with it the ends of first and second streets. Third street and fourth street were in danger as the waves came up and under some of the houses. They started building the break wall that extends some 900 feet straight out and into the ocean, and then a right turn and a short distance – the boulders are huge granite – three boulders to a forty-foot long trailer bed – hauled in by the truckloads.
All the beach you now see in this picture is being pumped in from the dredging of the channel behind the groin – which they do anyways to keep the channel clear for boats.
The “GROIN” will continue until late April when it will be completed. Here you see the pipes blowing out sand to form the new beach.
Large bulldozers spread the sand out and the next picture shows how deep the sand is.
I will continue with the next blog on The TERMINAL GROIN PROJECT”
So – the plan was made – golf nine – eat dinner and then go home!
We could of stayed with them – but – lugging all the stuff I need – my sleep machine etc. just easier to drive the hour plus drive back to the condo – besides – plenty of more times exist in the future!
We played our scramble format – Buck and me – they played best ball – WE LOST!
Now – we lost two holes to them – one by one stroke and one by two strokes!
We play even up – and we tied the other seven holes.
But – on the hole we lost by one stroke – we parred – they birdied!
On the one we lost by two strokes – they parred and we four putted – just the way it goes!
We have played this format for years and years – we at one time played couples vs couple – then we played mixed couple vs. mixed couple – but the gals challenged us – the other ways split pretty even – this way – THEY WIN!
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