|Painting of fishing boats I found in Beaufort Linen Company on Front Street. Want to buy it for me? I think it was $600. ;)|
Silly boys were not feeling the attention of the video, but this is a short video of us prepping to take the boat out - seems like a tradition to always play this song.
Kade and Brock are getting the hang of this boating thing and definitely prepared for the wind, spray, and waves! Kade wanted to sit there all by himself (which he did until we got to the inlet).
Our destination that day was Shackleford Banks and after a bit of figuring out the best way to get there and not get marooned on a sandbar, we arrived!
Shackleford Banks is a barrier island adjacent to Atlantic Beach, however only way to access this island is by boat! No vehicles and no houses on the island - only wild horses. Supposedly, these horses are the descendants of a shipwreck 200+/- years ago. They are wild, but with so many visitors flocking to the island to see them, they are not scared at all. We anchored in the shallows by the island and then waded to the beach - we apparently picked a great spot because right over the dune was a mare and her nursing baby!
After a nice lunch, it was time to head back to the Inlet....
Such sad faces.....
Don't be too sad - it was time to fish!! Brock caught 2 little sheepshead fish on our first pass by the buoy!
He's so funny - he asked to hold it before we let them go back in the water.
We were fishing right in the channel, so it was tricky to maneuver around the buoy, watch the currents, and watch other boats whizzing by - especially for an amateur boat driver like myself!! (Brent was helping Brock do the fishing)
And oh my goodness, he caught THREE more!
These were little black sea bass.
Here's a cute (3 minute) video of Brock catching his THREE fish!
Time for dinner! My three favorite men walking hand in hand to Clawson's. Highly recommend!
After dinner, the whole family walked around Front Street again. Much better weather (hot) and we all got to enjoy the big fishing boats!
I love this picture of Grammy and Kade - totally having a conversation!
We promised Brock some ice cream - window shopping on that warm evening, it tasted even better!
Silly Kade put Grandpa's hat on all by himself..... just didn't want Momma to take a picture of him!
Last night there and Oscar had enough of those creaking hard floors - no soft dog bed to lay on - all we gave him was a towel (on top of two pillows!!). Apparently it wasn't soft enough for our very spoiled pit bull!
|Yup, that's my bra - get over it. ;)|
We arrived home and Brock put Grandpa to work building three paper airplanes!!
We were lucky to have Brent's Dad here for Father's Day weekend! Brock is all in to drawing boats now and specifically drew this boat - engine, propeller and steering wheel (surrounded by a sun) with Grandpa driving for his present.
We got Brent a pretty snazzy gift too.... which Brock may have blurted out right as Daddy was tearing the first wrapping paper off! I guess Brent is pretending to act surprised.
More celebrations that evening - we started Kade's birthday celebrations five days early with a cake while Grammy and Grandpa were there!
Complete with the "CHEESE!!"
Time for Grandpa and Grammy to head back to Nashville.... we loved having you all here and can't wait to see you again! It's only a 75 minute plane ride now!!
I see lots more fishing trips in our future! ;)