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A Quiet Day On The Shore Of Buzby Beach

I would love to be spending tomorrow on Buzby Beach. There are only two things stopping me.The first is, K and I are going to Raleigh tomorrow to go to church with Z, then take him to lunch, and then we are going to visit the RV show at the state fair grounds.

The second reason I cannot spend tomorrow on Buzby Beach is that the beach and the whole of Buzby Island is a figment of my imagination brought into being as a setting for two of my books.

It may be the second reason that is much more compelling a reason for not being able to go there. Of course, you have probably tipped to the fact that the picture cannot therefore have been taken at Buzby Beach. It was actually taken at Wrightsville Beach.

I wouldn't mind being at Wrightsville Beach either, it I could turn the clock back 35 years to the days before I-40 changed it forever.


Image Credit » DW Davis

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wolfgirl569 wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:02 PM

It looks very peaceful and relaxing. Highways have ruined a lot of things

VinceSummers wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:53 PM

Buzby. A famous Pennsylvania name I am acquainted with. In fact, I wrote an article about a Buzby. It is here, only it is a stolen copy. I don't care. You may find it interesting: http://yakjam.com/railroad-insulators-beautiful-glass-americana/

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 9:06 PM

I hesitate to say the highway ruined my hometown, but it sure did bring on a lot of growth and changes.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 9:16 PM

I hadn't realized such insulators were anyone's collectibles. Fascinating that some can have become so valuable.

allen0187 wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:47 PM

... and I was all ready to pack my bags and got to Buzby Beach!!!

Too bad!

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:50 PM

Most of those changes often are not good. And growth always increases crime even tho it is needed for people to have jobs. It is a no win thing

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:53 PM

Kure Beach and Carolina Beach are right there together near where Buzby Beach should be, and the coffee shop that inspired the Parisian Bean on Buzby Beach is in Carolina Beach.

lexiconlover wrote on August 30, 2015, 8:18 AM

Even if the changes are good, they can still take some time getting used to.

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 30, 2015, 1:34 PM

I would like to be at any quiet sunny beach today. Sitting on a beach or walking on one is one of my favorite things to do.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 30, 2015, 6:41 PM

Of the three beaches in the area I spent a lot of time on growing up, Wrightsville Beach has changed the most, Carolina Beach the least. I think that is why I prefer to visit Carolina Beach when I go down there.

lexiconlover wrote on August 30, 2015, 7:01 PM

Id love to visit both again soon. I spent a fair amount if time at Myrtle Beach too, and its changed since I was a kid.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 10:46 PM

After all of the Labor Day vacationing folks get away from the beaches I hope we can spend some time there before it gets too cold. One year I went to the Outer Banks for a much needed vacation in August and I was amazed at how deserted the beaches were. The kids and I camped at one of the state parks and had a very good time without too many people being in the way.