We even witnessed something I have never experienced in my 29 years of going to the OBX. Have ya'll seen the neon breakers at night when the whitecaps actually turn a neon green/blue? Oh my goodness it was the most breath-taking sight I had ever seen! We looked it up and apparently it is when algae/phytoplankton get stressed out or something or another (worth a google haha) but it was incredible to see. (here: A recent report by Discovery News has provided an answer. According to marine biologist Jorge Ribas, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker's paddle splashes the water. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean.)
My phone also decided to no longer work during vacation and while at first I was devastated, it was actually pretty liberating not having a phone for 3 days! After extensive research and 3 hours in the Verizon store, I decided to try my first ever iPhone and made the switch to the iPhone 7 - so far so good but I still have SO much to learn! Long story short, we've decided to keep this new annual trip alive and make it a September tradition to cheers to many more! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and check back tomorrow to link up with us for What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday.