• A Fisherman Is Not Always A Man

    A Fisherman Is Not Always A Man
    There’s something about the ocean that captivates us.  Those of us that have been coastal born and bred realize at some point that living away from the ocean is an uncomfortable feeling.  For me, the coastal lifestyle isn’t just something that makes my soul happy, it’s a necessity.  I am almost a fish out of water when I try to live away from the coast.  For some people, the coastal lifestyle is discovered later in life.  That is the case for Ana Shellem who fell in love with Wrightsville Beach due to chance, not birth. Ana...
  • An Hour With an Oyster Farmer

    An Hour With an Oyster Farmer
    An Hour With an Oyster Farmer You know you are in the south when your local oyster farmer invites you to sit on his back porch and enjoy a conversation about oysters and the coastal lifestyle. It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon in Wilmington, NC in December when James Hargrove of Middle Sound Mariculture said I could stop by and chat with him about his business and his love of oysters. You know that feeling you get when you start a conversation with someone who is passionate about their work? The sense that they could...
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