YAHOO! makes us FAMOUS ~ As one of the world's most .....

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YAHOO! makes us FAMOUS ~ As one of the world's most .....

That's right folks.  You heard it hear from the DID YOU KNOW it team of SUNSET BEACH ....

Sorry, we have been on hiatus for a while, went on vacation, cruising, snorkeling, eating, drinking, reading, relaxing, dancing ... BUT DID YOU KNOW IS BACK


Oh, now what were we suppose to be talking about??  Ah, ha ... Sunset Beach in North Carolina is Famous ...Sunset Beach North Carolina Sunset 2011


We have been chosen as one of the WORLD'S MOST UNUSUAL ......

Not yet, let me tell you the source first... The source is YAHOO! TRAVEL ... an article written by Jamie Moore... WORLD'S MOST UNUSUAL .... (hang in there)

Well since I live less than a mile from Sunset Beach in North Carolina, I can tell you I just might have to dispute some of the content of her article..  I find it hard to believe she chose BIRD ISLAND, NEAR SUNSET BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA

I'll save the dispute for another time.... Just know this one thing...You have to walk on the beach, Sunset Beach, to BIRD ISLAND... There is no dividing line on the beach...that inlet of water between Sunset Beach and BIRD ISLAND filled in many, many years ago with sand .... Sunset Beach is connected to Bird Island


BIRD ISLAND IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST UNUSUAL BEACHES!!  WAIT A MINUTE!!!

Now you are probably wondering what could be so unusual about a beach ....

The unusual part of BIRD ISLAND is the FAMOUS BLACK MAILBOX ...AKA ... THE KINDRED SPIRIT ...  Bird Island, the Kindred Spirit

As the story goes back in 1981 there was talk of developing the land known as BIRD ISLAND.... I reckon that story should be another blog because it's a long one...

Back to THE KINDRED SPIRIT, the famous black mailbox ... Well you see a local resident planted the mailbox in the sand, inserted a notebook and pencils inside, as a plea for people to write and help preserve the 1,300-acre barrier island. Next thing you know those developers went away (that's another story) and people started writing in the notebook about all their fond memories of BIRD ISLAND and coming to SUNSET BEACH. Depending on where you start walking from, the walk can take up to an hour.


More and more local people starting writing in the notebooks that were left by the local resident about memories, wishes, dreams, love stories and other words of encouragement. Visiting tourists starting writing in the notebooks as the word traveled about THE KINDRED SPIRIT...Jayne writes to the Kindred Spirit 2011Sunset Beach is connected to Bird Island and the Kindred Spirit



To this day folks from all over who visit, walk the walk just to write a little something in the notebook as they sit on the bench, for whatever reason, and all who write are comforted as they pour their hearts out to the KINDRED SPIRIT....





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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Very cool story about Bird Island and the mailbox................I like it!

Feb 09, 2012 04:42 AM #1
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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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THANKS ROGER, DO YOU THINK I SHOULD PUT A LINK TO THE STORY??

Feb 09, 2012 04:48 AM #2
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Margo Currie
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What a great story. The notes in the mailbox must be very cathartic for the writers. Terrific idea! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 09, 2012 03:19 PM #3
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Mimi Foster
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First off, congratulations on the vacation!  That's fantastic.  Secondly, what an AMAZING story.  I love it.  I would love to thread that into a book I'm writing :)

Feb 09, 2012 03:20 PM #4
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Karen Baker
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Margo ~ very cathartic and comforting to write in the notebooks. Mimi ~ a much needed vacation and very appreciated! A book? You are teasing me Mimi!
Feb 09, 2012 03:33 PM #5
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Mimi Foster
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No - I have a lot of it written.  It is turning out to be a romantic murder mystery.  It has taken on a life of its own.  You really need to write a detailed post about the notebooks.  Glad your vacation was good.

Feb 09, 2012 04:13 PM #6
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Susan Goulding
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Frank and Karen - what a fabulous story and awesome photos.  Mimi -- we can't wati for your book

Feb 09, 2012 06:55 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
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First, welcome back.  Hope the vacation was nice.  Second, wow, what a cool place and how nice to be a part of that.

Feb 09, 2012 09:22 PM #8
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Amy Hahn
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Please take me to to the "Kindred Spirit" when I visit!  Definitely unusual, but I love it!  I have a few things to add to the pages.....

Welcome home too.... I missed you guys, but glad you had a wonderful time!

Feb 09, 2012 09:58 PM #9
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Than Maynard
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Well I have to agree with the unusual aspect. Sometimes development isn't the best thing.

Feb 10, 2012 01:23 AM #10
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Karen/Frank, This is really an intriguing story. You must continue with the details sometime in the future...It must have been great to get away!

Feb 10, 2012 01:56 AM #11
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