A Weekend at Atlantic Beach

I’m a true oceanholic. Sure, going on city sightseeing trips is awesome too and you can have a fantastic time, but nothing calms my mind as much as sitting on the beach. Just listening to the waves crashing onto the shore, looking out to the horizon and digging your toes into the sand… Heaven.

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So I was in a state of complete blissfulness when we went on a road trip to the coast during our stay in North Carolina. Even just the drive there was scenic, but getting out of the car and tasting the salty air while walking towards this panorama was awesome.

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And just look at all the shells.

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We spent a couple of hours swimming (the water was incredibly warm) and sunbathing. Then we went to our hotel to shower and came back down to the beach to watch the sunset and play a Swedish outdoor game called “Kubb“. It’s similar to Boccia, but instead of balls one uses wooden batons and it’s played in two teams.

It’s a really funny game, but my eye–hand coordination is not the best, so I’m always glad when I manage to get through it without hitting someones head.Β πŸ˜‰

We passed by this adorable house on our way back to the beach. Absolutely love the colors and the fish scale front, they are so friendly and beach-y. πŸ™‚

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The sunset was a feast for the eyes in lots of different nuances of gold. One of those moments which make you wish you could just stop time.

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I’m Nuts about North Carolina.

Me and my boyfriend had such an amazing time visiting family members in Greensboro, North Carolina for the last two weeks.

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For starters, the warm and humid climate was a very welcome change from the unsteady European summer we had experienced previously. The vegetation was absolutely gorgeous and peppered with colorful butterflies.

Our lovely relatives went out of their way to make sure we would get enough vegetarian food supplies, so the first store we got to check out was Wholefoods. Sounding all calm and contained now, but I was bouncing in my car seat when we drove up to this sight. πŸ™‚

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Of course I had to take a close look at all the aisles (I may or may not have spend a couple of minutes studying the pet food selection, even though none of us owns any pets – yet). Seriously, can you blame me though?

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And then I found the nut butter section. Oh boy.

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And the aisle of non-dairy milks.

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Amazing. I hope one day this is what all super markets will look like (minus the price level).

They also offer a great selection of healthy snacks. I tried these Pita Chips with Pineapple and Mango Salsa. Sooooo good.

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Since it didn’t cool down much even during the night we took lots of cosy evening walks to explore the glorious surroundings. And – I’ll admit it – hunt some PokΓ©mons. πŸ™‚

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We saw this heron almost every evening, seems to be a good spot for it to catch dinner. There are even turtles living in the lake, but they were quite skilled at hiding from my camera.

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Good night!

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