Things I Love About Island Living: #1

As I’m going about my life here on our island, I sometimes see anew things that struck me when I first moved here from Chicago. So, I thought I’d share some of these from time to time, to give you a brief glimpse of some of the many things I love about life on an island.

Things I Love #1:

I love the way the water moves and shifts with the tides,

cutting into the land in the salt marsh

and the sand on the beach.

4 Replies to “Things I Love About Island Living: #1”

  1. These are beautiful. I can imagine that the everyday changes that come with the tide are far from everyday. So many new things to see. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! Well-put. One of the things that I like about blogging is that it encourages me to notice afresh the “everyday.”

  2. Hi, Christine
    I found you while I was blog hopping over at BlogFrog. I read your profile and I just had to share a little about myself. I live in northern Indiana(about 2 1/2 hrs. from Chicago). My family took a few different vacations to N. and S. Carolina (we’ve traveled from Corolla, NC along the coast, all the way down to Beaufort, SC and Fripp Island) over the last several years and love going there. I have often dreamed about what it would be like to just up and move there! Maybe someday we can make such a bold move. Our youngest graduated from high school last year, so who knows. If there is any advice you have for getting prepared for moving to the coast(or an island), I would love to hear it from you! I’m following you and look forward to reading more of your posts on your life on and island!

    1. Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by. I have many friends and family from various parts of northern Indiana. So, you’ve hit several points from northern North Carolina to southern South Carolina? That’s good, because you’ve probably stumbled across some differences between the islands. In my experience, the more familiar I become with coastal Carolina, the more pronounced the differences become between the islands. From a practical standpoint, you have to consider what your money will buy on the different islands in terms of housing, and how remote you want to be. Some islands have only a handful of year-round residents, while others have substantially more. The island we first landed on was really remote, where you had to access the mainland to do your regular, daily business. This has it’s own appeal, but it has to be what you want, or it could drive you crazy too. But I will tell you, living by the ocean, watching dolphins regularly in their natural state, with palm trees in your yard no less, it’s something I’ll never take for granted.

      Island Prequel on my blog also gets into some of the details. I’ll be posting Part IX next week.

      So good to hear from you!

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