Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reminiscing about Beaufort, NC

Today, I was thinking about a setting for the story I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo. I'm one of those writers who prefer to write about places I've visited. I think it's less research to do. And with NaNoWriMo, you really don't have time to stop in the middle of your 1668 daily word count to look up somewhere to set your story.

The places that are fresh in my memory are: DC Metro/Maryland area (I live here), Meadeville, PA, Eerie, PA and Beaufort, NC. This story I'm considering has a historic element to it, but out of them all the best fit is Beaufort.

I visited a Bed and Breakfast in Beaufort the first week of October and completely fell in love with the town. Well, some of my love come from the fact that there is a beach about 10 minutes away from Beaufort called Atlantic Beach. Interesting enough, I can't swim and I get horribly seasick on every boat I get on, but I love the beach.

Beaufort is a quaint little town, a tourist town for sure. Front Street, the waterfront, is lined with shops and boutiques. It was something out of a TV show. There is an island with wild horses just a ferry ride away. My husband and I went and it was quite romantic, walking the streets, holding hands.

I took lots of pictures and videos while I was there so it won't be hard to remember. I'm not the biggest fan of North Carolina. Maybe it was because all the hot summers I spent at my grandmother's house. But Beaufort stole my heart. Best of all, I got a library card while I was there. Now all I need is somewhere to live!

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