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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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Another Beach Fourth of July

This is our tenth year living on the North Carolina coast. The Fourth of July is pretty special on the coast. If you have a place already booked, you will likely spend some time on the beach, maybe watch some … Continue reading

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Last Parking Place at Third Street

Kindle It has been an extraordinary spring with more than our fair share of spectacular weather. Today for the second time this week I felt compelled to head over to the beach. The waves seem to be calling me and … Continue reading

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Perfect White Oak River Morning

Once you have enjoyed a perfect morning or a perfect afternoon on the river, you keep going back trying to grab another piece of perfection. The experience hooks you. Maybe it is the river seducing you. For me it is … Continue reading

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Bewitching Spring Memories

Kindle Spring thoughts can have many different triggers that often depend on where you live. In the north country, our home for many years, spring was the magical moment when all the snow disappeared and the grass turned green and … Continue reading

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The Winds of March

Kindle It is the time of the year when the winds rule North Carolina’s coastal counties including where I live along the Crystal Coast. The winds that we get in March and April are no surprise. In fact it would … Continue reading

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Glassy Water Dreams

February can be a teaser of a month and sometimes a very cruel mistress for those of us in love with the water. It is hard to say where February 2016 falls in that scale, but it has not been … Continue reading

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The Tail of the Blizzard

The beautiful sunset picture of Bogue Sound was taken the day before the storm which eventually became the blizzard that has swallowed Northern Virginia, New York and other parts of the east coast. No one here along the Southern Outer … Continue reading

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