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Emerald Isle in December

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Emerald Isle in July is awesome...but Emerald Isle is also absolutely WONDERFUL in December!

 

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Kim and I spent a few days last week in our favorite vacation spot with my sister Barb and her husband John, a nice winter getaway full of fun and relaxation.

 

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We stayed in a beachfront condo...the weather was spectacular, in the high 60s-low 70s every day, about 10 degrees warmer than normal. We certainly weren't complaining!

 

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Some things I love about Emerald Isle in December...

The earth seasonal shift causes the sun to rise a little to the south, coming up over the ocean instead of over the beach homes. 

 

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Three mornings...three spectacular sunrises!

 

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Without people scaring them away, there are lots more birds hanging around the beach...

 

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LOTS and LOTS of birds...and you all should know by now that I'm a bird lover!

 

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Several fishing boats, accompanied by huge flocks of seabirds, roamed the coast every day.

 

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Always fun to watch the boats and birds cruising by....

 

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And, of course, the dolphins!  We see them in the summer, but there are many more swimming and eating in the calm, undisturbed December ocean waters.

 

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We even saw a few jumping all the way out of the water, but I wasn't lucky enough to capture them on camera. Love the dolphins!

 

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But probably the very best thing is we had the entire beach pretty much to ourselves.  Our footprints were usually the only ones on the beach.

 

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And while we thoroughly enjoy our summer vacations at the beach...

 

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...it's also pretty nice to head to...

 

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...Emerald Isle in December.

 

 

Comments

Terri Chapman

Beautiful!! Glad you got to enjoy nice warm weather.

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