Thursday Doors – Rescue


I recently ended up getting a new laptop.  I haven’t transferred my old photos and the recent ones are sorely lacking in doors. Today, I was determined to find a photo to participate in Thursday Doors hosted by Norm 2.0 (you can pop over and click the blue link to check out other amazing doors).

Low and behold, I found a photo of a door on my phone (which is only there because I actually backed up my old phone and put all the information on the new phone.  WooHoo!)

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Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was from our summer vacation to Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

This door is on the alley between the two main shopping walkways that run parallel to the wooden boardwalk.  

The Carolina Beach Fire Department takes care of fires, medical responses, and the Ocean Rescue Life Guard Program. There are 20 lifeguard stands spread across approximately 3 miles of shoreline. The lifeguard season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  During the season, they are there at 10:00 AM every day of the week and stay until 4:45 PM Monday through Thursday and until 6:45 PM on Friday through Sunday.

I need the sea because it teaches me – Pablo Neruda

I have three kids who love surfing, skim boarding, and boogie boarding, along with everything else the ocean has to offer.  Given the fact that injuries can happen and also that the ocean is filled with animals who can be unpleasant, I appreciate the fact that this door exists.

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf – Jon Kabat-Zan

I hope to never need lifeguard services, but have peace of mind knowing that they are there!

Let your light shine!


15 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Rescue

  1. It’s an important door! But how do you get in touch with them in case of an accident …911?
    Happy to see you back at Thurs. Door:)
    Hope you like your lap top? When my computer is organized, and have the family numbers on my phone, I ‘m good. No pics on my phone either, I rather do it with the camera, since it’s easier to get a good shot:) All your kids recuperated now?.

    1. The lifeguards are in towers along the beach. I’m guessing that this is where they store their equipment- i.e.- the four wheelers they ride and safety equipment they carry, but I do not know this for a fact.
      I ended up with an Apple laptop so that there is cohesiveness between it and my phone. I am happy so far, but there is still a learning curve with a few things that are different.
      The kids are all well. Thank you for asking! 🙂 We have made it though some of the new germs and their allergies. Hoping that it holds up throughout the winter bugs 🙂

    1. The lifeguards are posted along the beach in towers and there are four wheelers with additional supplies that I’ve seen patrolling the length of the beach. I am guessing that this is where things get stored when they go home, but I do not know if that is the case.

  2. I appreciate that those doors exist too – and I love your quotes – the surf and the waves one – and this

    “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air -Ralph Waldo Emerson”



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