Category Archives: Beach

August Is Not the End Of Beach Season

Labor Day weekend is within sight and already many tourists are gone from our beach area. With children back in school, many families have disappeared from our shores.  While it is nice to have smaller crowds on our stores, it … Continue reading

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A Beach Of Your Own

We all have times when something clicks and a special moment is created. Sometimes it plants a seed in us that changes the way we think about the world. I have been blessed to wash my feet in a lot … Continue reading

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Close to Home Crystal Coast Fourth

For many years quiet Fourth of July celebrations were the rule for our family. We were Americans living in a very rural part of Canada. Fourth of July events would have required a drive across the border into Maine. Somehow … Continue reading

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Warm Coastal Winds

The weather has been as hot as it ever gets here on the Southern Outer Banks. I am thankful the warm weather has come with warm breezes. Some might say that summer has embraced us with a vengeance. I would … Continue reading

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A Beach That Touches Everyone

I am truly blessed to live along North Carolina’s coast. The water of Raymond’s Gut is only twenty-five feet from our home. The journey to the White Oak River and through Bogue Sound out to the Atlantic ocean is not … Continue reading

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Memorial Day On The River

Memorial Day 2015 has come and gone. By all reports it was an overwhelming success. The flag was out at our home and it was a great holiday. By a twist of fate we were in Raleigh on the Friday … Continue reading

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A Boat Ride for the Birds

If you have read many of my posts, you will know that it is no secret that I spend a lot of time watching birds and other inhabitants of the marsh. I have written many posts about the feathered visitors … Continue reading

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The Cure, Blue Skies and Blue Waters

Winter is tough for many of us, but some blue sky and blue water enjoyed when the clouds and cold seem to be winning can make a huge difference in how we feel. Some of us are incredibly sensitive to sunlight or … Continue reading

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Winter’s Back Is Broken

I am going out on a limb to suggest that the persistent cold weather that has camped in the eastern half of the country is finished at least along the southern coast of North Carolina. Actually I am basing my … Continue reading

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A Coastal Winter’s Gift of Warmth

While I did not move to coastal North Carolina to escape the cold weather that has defined much of life, I appreciate every day of warmth that we get to enjoy here in western Carteret County and that includes the … Continue reading

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