The beach is surrounded by mountainous forests and on the bay side, there are little pools of warm seawater to paddle in: the water on the Atlantic side is COLD!
Hummingbirds visited our window every day as they came to feed at the feeders. They are amazing little birds and it was the first time that I had ever seen them. I sat quietly by the window and watched them when they hovered.
We also had a resident bald eagle nearby and got up early each morning to catch a glimpse of it. After three days, we finally spotted it in a tree across the bay and watched it for almost an hour. For those of you who are unsure what a bald eagle looks like, it is the national emblem of the United States.
Now we could say that the eagle had landed!