life on a sandbar

Outer Banks, NC


Our trailer has been on this little plot of sand for over 30 years. In the late 70’s my husband’s parents put it there… and there it sits – in the middle of a campground full of colorful characters. Surfers, fishermen, teachers, beach lovers of all ages – some with families of small children, some retired… a few live here year round.

Each year the cast of characters changes a bit – some move in and some move out. They come for the beach, the surf, the fishing or the fabulous sunsets. Each one is as different as the next… all interesting in their own way – each one with a story to tell. Every summer they converge here and for the most part they manage to get along on this little stretch of beach with little rectangular trailer homes stacked in side by side. The kids all play together in the ocean and all the adults keep an eye out. On holidays we have a pig pickin’ and celebrate life’s blessings.

Sometimes a storm will wreak havoc and sometimes the bridge is out, but we keep coming back and celebrating life on a sandbar.