Figure Eight Island is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Chapel hill, North Carolina. It’s located near Wilmington, which is in the southern of the state. Figure Eight is a private island (fancy!) and can only be accessed by a bridge. It’s surrounded by marshland. So from a distance the marshes look like neatly curved patches of green bordering the water.
This is a map of North Carolina. And yeah, you guessed it. The red dot is the island.
Welcome to Figure Eight
Most of the 400+ houses on this island are enormous! Many people rent out their places for months out of the year. Here are a few just a stone’s throw from the ocean.
Here is our place. One of my favorite decorations of the house was a small collection of candles–a man and woman chilling in their bathing suits. And there’s the wick coming out of his chest. Don’t get a burn, mister. If this lounger only knew his fate.
And here’s me, being mostly silly. When I walk along the beach, I have to bring a bag to collect shells. I have a secret skill: shell-finding. But I’ve yet to find a whole conch. I’ve picked up only fragments so far.
Flight of the pelicans. Watch them dive, Watch them fly.