Oceans Don’t Belong in the Living Room

When we got back from the beach, our fish tank had sprouted a leak (down in the sump) and was leaking salt water all over our living room.  Guess our fish wanted to come with.  I can’t blame them for trying, but I’m afraid that turning the living room into a massive salt water tank just isn’t an option.  So let’s say it one more time:

No ocean waves allowed in the living room!

Okay, glad we got that straight.  Ocracoke island was fabulous, as predicted.  The lovely ponies were kind enough to share breakfast with us–but we begged off and told them we just ate.

The ghost crabs also posed for a picture, which was especially generous of them given that they also had an ocean wave showing up in their living room.

When we hiked out to Teach’s point, we found the remains of a greek city that Blackbeard had stolen and tossed overboard in the fighting.  Unfortunately, no buried treasure.  Here’s a pic of the ‘ruins.’

I brought home books about the island, but have been splitting my time between the nonfiction books and Sarra Cannon‘s fantastic demon series.  Congrats to Sarra on the release of number four, Shadow Demons, this weekend!  And in further links, if you’re heading out to the beach for the Fourth and hunting for books, Becca Fitzpatrick’s got a few she’s recommending on the Cabinet.  Happy reading, and happy travels.  Have a safe Fourth!

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