Scenic Sunday #128: Ocean Isle Beach

Sunset on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. December 20, 2010.

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After the bitterly cold weather we had a few weeks ago, Betsy and I decided we needed a change.  So when we learned that our favorite inn at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, had a special deal on ocean view rooms for December, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the beach and have some delicious seafood.

Two of our favorite restaurants were closed for the season, but that just gave us an excuse to try some places that we hadn’t visited before.  Is it my imagination or is seafood really so much better-tasting at the seashore?

We arrived at Ocean Isle Beach late Monday afternoon, December 20, to be greeted by this beautiful sight from the balcony of our room.  This alone made the trip worth while, but over the next two days we were to find several other reasons to be thankful that we made the trip.


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13 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #128: Ocean Isle Beach”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Such a pretty view. I will look forward to hearing/seeing more of your trip. So glad you had this opportunity.

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Beautiful view.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a terrific view, George!! I’m so glad you and Betsy had a chance to escape the cold for a bit!! I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and more beautiful trips that you can share with us!


  4. Karin Says:

    The best seafood I’ve ever eaten has been at seashore restaurants! This is certainly a gorgeous view! So glad you had a marvelous time – and no snow!

  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Welcome back to blogland, George!! And you started off with a bang! What georgous pastel striping! I’m so glad your trip went well and you had such beauty around you, I look forward to more pictures.

  6. Loren Says:

    Ocean Isle is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE vacations we took as a family! Our 18yr. old was just 2 at the time and we stayed in a condo on the beach for a week. It was PURE HEAVEN and YES, the seafood is better @ the seashore. Every single night we got fresh seafood and made dinner. I could go on and on! LOL

    Thanks for the picture and allowing me to go down memory lane! I am totally jealous but so happy for the two of you 🙂


  7. Kathy Says:

    No, I don’t think it’s your imagination — seafood DOES taste better at the shore! And how dare they be closed!! 🙂 And the sunset…well how can we comment on perfection?

  8. sandra Says:

    i enlarged the photo and actually said WOW out loud. what a wonderful place to be any time.

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    What fun you and Betsy have and then you share with us. thank you so much!!!

    Seafood and seashore–you betcha! MB

  10. Happyone Says:

    Sounds like a great little get a way. Beautiful scenery.

  11. Linnea Says:

    That’s lovely and the lighting you captured it in is to die for! I wonder if it’s all covered in snow now. Not sure if the snowstorm made it that far south. Happy new year and thanks for all your visits over the past year.

  12. Linda G. Says:

    What SWEET lighting!

  13. Neal Says:

    Wow that is beautiful. I’ve gotten behind. For some reason I had in my brain that you guys were going to start blogging again next Monday so I hadn’t been checking your blogs….my bad.

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