we had such a great time in topsail island this past week. while we were there, we kept busy with a lot of activities. in addition to swimming in the ocean and walking up and down the beach, we rode bicycles on the beach one morning after breakfast. it sure was a good leg workout to pedal on the sand, but it was a lot of fun.
ryan and i also went boogie boarding in the ocean a few times. we had a blast riding the waves. we couldn't believe how warm the water was, it felt like bath water!
we even got a chance to go kayaking too. when we got in the kayaks, we crossed over the sound and into the marsh in order to get out of the way of the big boats that were sailing up and down the channel. (seeing a big motor boat heading straight for you in a kayak sure is good motivation to paddle fast!) navigating the kayaks through the marsh was like trying to find your way out of a corn maze with water in it. while we were in the marsh we saw several jumping fish and a few egrets. the first time we went kayaking, ryan went in a single kayak while my mom and i went in a tandem kayak. later in the week, ryan and i went back out in the tandem kayak. it was a lot of fun, and we got a good arm work out for sure!
you can see part one of our trip to topsail island here