by Donna Byrd I learned something new yesterday. Did you know that fish migrate like birds? Who knew? Well, apparently a lot of people! Someone told me that autumn was the best time of the year for fishing in coastal North Carolina, so I drove over to the SeaView Fishing Pier on … Continue reading Fall Fishin’ on Topsail Island. It’s GREAT!
by Donna Byrd I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw the display of oranges and remembered a fantastic grilled grouper recipe I had prepared the … Continue reading Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City
by Donna Byrd I was in Surf City yesterday and happened to go back onto the mainland by way of the swing bridge. As we crossed over, I looked over to my left side and saw Soundside Park, totally dressed up for it’s July Fourth Celebration. Red, white and blue bunting lined the railing of … Continue reading Surf City’s Soundside Park – Happy Fourth!
by Donna Byrd The Shrimp Lady Seafood Market When Edith Millis began selling shrimp out of the back of her Chevy Silverado in 1985, she probably had no idea that she was creating a business that would become a tradition for locals and vacationers that would carry on into the next millennium. Yet, thirty-one years … Continue reading The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition
by Donna Byrd When the groundhog didn’t see his shadow on February 2 in that little town in Pennsylvania, It was broadcast throughout the rest of America that winter would pack its bags early and tiptoe out of here, going out, “as gently as a lamb.” Although I know there’s nothing scientific or logical about … Continue reading Groundhog Day Revenge – Topsail Fights Back!
by Donna Byrd Whether you are visiting our fair, little island of Topsail during the Christmas holidays or are lucky enough to call it your home, I have wonderful news! I’ve done a bit of snooping around and found that Topsail Island has plenty of top-notch retail establishments to visit for your Christmas holiday shopping … Continue reading Christmas Shopping on Topsail Island: There’s Something for Everyone – Part 1
by Donna Byrd “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau “There ain’t but one time to go fishin’, and that’s whenever you can.” Diron Talbert Fall is the season for fishing here in Sneads Ferry and Topsail Island. And with that … Continue reading Surf City Fishing Pier – It’s that time of year!
by Donna Byrd I love Wednesdays because that’s my husband’s day off. Usually, in the warmer months, Bill golfs for half of the day at one our beautiful, local golf courses and then spends the rest of his day with me, maintaining the yard, fixing things around the house, visiting places we haven’t been before, … Continue reading Even a Rainy Day on Topsail Island is Magical
Surf City Crab Seafood Market If you’re looking for the freshest seafood Topsail Island has to offer, it’s hard to beat Surf City Crab Seafood Market without catching it yourself. This fresh seafood marketplace has been in business for more than 20 years and during that time, they’ve served the local community and visitors to … Continue reading Find Some Of Topsail Islands Freshest Local Catch At Surf City Crab Seafood Market