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Taste of Summer in April

It was only as the last weekend in March arrived that winter seemed to release its hold on the Crystal Coast. After a relatively warm February, we had serious visits back into winter-like weather. We saw our first snowflakes in … Continue reading

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Vestiges of Winter in the Marsh

Kindle It has been over two months since I have written a post on my Crystal Coast Life website. It happens ever now and then that you just need a break from writing even if writing is something that you … Continue reading

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Life by the Waters of the White Oak

Another November has come and gone and somehow I am not surprised that once again the weather has been unpredictable but beautiful. That this fall has been yet another great coastal fall is undeniable. The nearly perfect weather has been an … Continue reading

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Nearly Perfect Weather

Kindle After two rainy but still nice summers, we have enjoyed a stretch of remarkable dry weather. In the last twenty-six days we have only gotten two tenths of an inch of rain. Before that we measured 38.5 inches of … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Winds and Water

Pardon us for flapping our wings a little.  Matthew has come and gone from the east coast. The Crystal Coast area did very well.  However, the effects of the storm are still being felt inland on the North Carolina coastal … Continue reading

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Fall Waters

The colors and the light have changed as we have moved into the fall season. While it is a subtle change, it is still very noticeable especially to photographers. While we keep hearing that the weather is changing, the slightest taste of fall … Continue reading

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Watching the Water

My second floor office at our home affords me a water view from my window. I look out over the waters of Raymond’s Gut which runs to the White Oak River. In a sense most of my day is spent … Continue reading

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Glassy Water Morning

There are few things that I love as much as kayaking on the White Oak River. I usually manage to kayak ten months out of the year. With a river as beautiful as the White Oak it is hard to … Continue reading

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Looking for the Shade

This is our tenth summer living along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks so this summer’s heat is not much of a surprise. However, this is one of the longer stretches of July heat that we have seen. Also the temperature … Continue reading

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Heat Calls on the Crystal Coast

The second week in July is upon us. Summer has rewarded us with a full dose of heat and just in case it was not humid enough already, mother nature dropped about 2.5 inches of rain on us in the … Continue reading

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