On a secluded stretch of beach far from the nearest public access point and nestled between sand dunes is an unlikely sight – a mailbox…with a bench next to it. The bench is where you sit to pen your innermost thoughts; the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done. More than just a receptacle for pieces of paper, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island holds the wishes, thoughts, prayers and dreams of those who walk the 30 minutes to share and bare their soul and draw comfort from the act of doing so while enjoying the soothing sounds and sights of undeveloped beach, ocean and horizon.
This mysterious mailbox is the inspiration behind Nicholas Sparks' latest novel Every Breath. Sunset Beach, located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina, and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox feature heavily in the novel.
To learn the secrets behind the Kindred Spirit Mailbox view this brief CBS news clip.
The serene walk from the last public access on Sunset Beach to Bird Island and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox will be sure to give you time to reconnect with self and spirit. Are you willing to share your deepest thoughts?
Insider Tip: The trip to Kindred Spirit is two miles roundtrip. Save more time for writing and reading and rent a bike on Sunset Beach for the journey.
Learn more about NC's Brunswick Islands, home of Bird Island and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox at www.ncbrunswick.com.