Goodbye Swing Bridge

Last ride (yesterday) through the Swing Bridge on Topsail Island… ❤️

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Pictures of the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

So many people are rebuilding their lives on Topsail Island and the surrounding areas. While the devastation was not like Hurricane Katrina, it was enough to displace thousands of people and disrupt their lives. Sending love to all affected and keeping hope for brighter days ahead. ♥️

Important Information for Returning to Topsail Island

Things to consider when coming back to Topsail Island. Yesterday I was told only residents, property owners, and repair technicians are allowed to come back with a pass and/or proper documentation. Curfew is at 7:00pm. You will not be allowed on the island after 7:00pm.

Be careful on the beaches. Lots of debris is on the beach and in the water, including fishing hooks, glass, etc.

You may want to get a cooler and some dairy/meat products prior to getting in the area. Meats and dairy are somewhat limited in the surrounding towns. IGA is not open.

Best wishes to all! Please feel free to contact me if my business services can help with anything. (Topsaillifellc.com) #topsaillife #veteranownedbusiness

Topsail Island Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE – The Town of Topsail Beach will be open to property owners and residents ONLY, tomorrow (Sept 20th) at 9:00am. The only access will be through the swing bridge in Surf City.

You MUST have a Re-Entry pass/sticker. Those who do not have a re-entry pass/sticker, must bring proof of residency or something that identifies you with your property (such as a utility bill. electric bill, tax bill, etc.) and your driver’s license matching the name on the bill. Long term renters must have proper documentation of residency. #topsaillife

Butterfly Survives Hurricane Florence 🦋❤️

I saw this beautiful battered butterfly on Sunday. After I took a couple of photos, the butterfly fluttered away.

Just like this butterfly, Topsail Island withstood category 3 winds and flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Many residents, myself included, are eager to return to Topsail tomorrow. I hope we all find that our beloved island may have took a beating but it is still just as beautiful. #topsaillife #soulfulhealthyliving

The Calm Before the Storm – Evacuating Topsail Island, NC for Hurricane Florence

It is amazing how peaceful and beautiful it is today, while we await a massive storm. The streets are empty and many homes are boarded up in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The mandatory evacuation was effective this morning at 8:00am. After leaving the island, no one can return without showing proof of residency.

It is discouraging to leave your home and belongings, not knowing if they will be there when you return. Yet safety has to be the main priority. I gathered as many of my favorite items as possible. However, the most valuable items were my cherished pictures, important documents, clothes, my son’s favorite toys (a bundle of stuffed penguins and legos), my dog, and my cat. ❤️

I am sending best wishes and positive vibes to everyone preparing for Hurricane Florence. Here’s to knowing that things always work out, and not only surviving but thriving… 🌈

#topsaillife #soulfulhealthyliving

Baby Sea Turtle

Last night my 9 year-old son, Gage, and I watched a baby sea turtle guided into the ocean on Topsail Beach. 😍 I’m sending a special thank you the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and their volunteers for all the care given to sea turtles. Below is the link to their website and pictures of the baby sea turtle.

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation