Saturday, July 31, 2010

What Are Eleven Year Old Boys Made Of?

My son Stefen and his family left this morning. They had been staying across the lane for two weeks. It was so much fun to have them back on the island. We went to the beach (of course), swam at Springer's Point, went out in the boat, played games, ate together, laughed, and told stories.

Eleven year old Eakin loves nature. He was constantly bringing us specimens he had collected, or pointing out animals he had spied. I may not remember them all, but here is a partial list of critters he discovered:

  • hermit crabs
  • blue crabs
  • croaker fish
  • coquinas
  • otters (under the docks at the fish house)
  • mole crabs
  • toads
  • garden spider
  • clams
  • dolphins
  • mullet

I think he's destined to becoming a biologist (or maybe an engineer...he also makes great Lego creations which you can see here).

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the 1913 wreck of the 6-masted schooner, George W. Wells. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:15 PM

    wow what a great link. Your Eakin is awesome. He should contact the Lego people and HE COULD DESIGN for them!!!!!! Just sent them an email with a link.... nothing like being an independent contractor or he could do party favors for birthday parties or cake decorator the opportunities are endless