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Sunset in Raymond’s Gut

February is winding down and I am just one of many waiting for spring. All those of us around the marsh keep hoping for some additional warmth to make us feel like spring is on the way. It … Continue reading

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Finally thawing out

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, winter weather came for an unusual visit to the North Carolina coast.  Our home is located on Raymond’s Gut not far from the beaches of Emerald Isle where the above snowy beach picture … Continue reading

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The Seasonal Reversal

There are many changes that we see as the seasons slide from one to another here on the coast in eastern North Carolina. The most noticeable going from fall to winter for residents near the the south facing … Continue reading

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Winter Visitors In The Marsh

Send to Kindle One of our visiting great egrets fishing in their winter pond We have enjoyed some almost summer days in December of 2013.  The temperatures have managed to be between 70F and 80F more than once.  However, the … Continue reading

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Out By The Big Water

We live in a world with more places that have been tamed than I care to imagine.  I have always been a fan of being on the edge of civilization.  It is harder to find that feeling these … Continue reading

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Life on the Marsh Edges

I really enjoy living here on the North Carolina coast.  With all the hiking on the beaches that I do during the non-winter months, some might think that we put down roots here only because of my love … Continue reading

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There Are Lots of Egrets, But There Is Only One Frank

We live on White Heron Lane just up the White Oak River from Swansboro, North Carolina.  We are just off Hampton Bay on the river map. Great egrets used to be called white herons.  It should be no … Continue reading

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A January Boat Ride

January is not a particularly tough month here on the coast of North Carolina.  One of my few concessions to winter is that I wear cotton socks inside my crocs.  The crocs still have plenty of ventilation, but … Continue reading

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A Surprise Around Every Corner in our Natural Paradise

There are places in the world which can help heal your soul.  I happen to live in one of those places.  I came to it at a time when my life was full of challenges and I had … Continue reading

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December Waters

Most people would be surprised to hear me say that December is a good time of the year to be living by the water.  This will be our seventh winter here on the Crystal Coast and experience says … Continue reading

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