Folks, it’s turning out to be one of those weeks. I’m running high on stress and low on time as we unpack and repack between trips, scramble to get to check-ups and await news on an ill family member. Needless to say, I won’t get a chance to pull together a mega-post of the photos I took last week on our wonderful vacation to the Outer Banks before we head out of town again. Instead, I’ll post them in a few installments. (See the second installment here.)
This is the second summer we packed Jeff’s entire family into a giant beach house in Corolla, NC, for a week. Our activities included swimming, digging in the sand, kayaking, surfing, feeding turtles and watching the Olympics. What fun it was to see our girls play (or smile and coo, in Nora’s case) with their older cousins! I have so many memories of the mischief I got into with my cousins when we vacationed together as kids, and I hope the same for Cricket and Nora. It may be a few years before they can actually create long-term memories, but they’ll be well versed in their cousins’ antics by that time!
Above: Isn't there something magical about sand dunes?
Below top left: Jeff and Cricket take a stroll during a rest stop at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.
Below top right: My niece shows off her beach find: a shark tooth.
Below bottom left: Kites fly at sunset.
Below bottom right: The family watches my brother-in-law kayaking past the breakers.
Below: More magic on the dunes.
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.