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On The Beach After Thanksgiving

While there are people who would never consider going to the beach for Thanksgiving, our North Carolina beaches get many visitors. Somehow things seem to slow down here at the coast as the holidays approach. We locals slide into our late … Continue reading

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Not Our Usual November Day In The Marsh

There are lots of things perfectly normal and even very nice about the picture that adorns this post. The clear skies, the blue waters, and the golden fall colors of the marsh are all treats we count on here along the … Continue reading

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Saturday Kayaking On The White Oak

I consider myself very lucky. My kayak is usually within 15 feet of the water. Going kayaking on a Saturday morning is something that I can do with little planning and not much more effort than the paddling. For years … Continue reading

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At Home On The Oyster Rocks

We humans often look at natural obstacles as something to remove. We cut down forests, blast roads up the sides of mountains and somehow think we can bend nature to our will. I even have a neighbor who thinks that … Continue reading

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Late Spring Crystal Coast Magic

We are finally beyond the reluctant part of spring 2014.  Now we are enjoying those precious days here on the Crystal Coast when we can live with the windows open. The spring windows-open season does not last as long as the one … Continue reading

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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 is not … 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 was taken. … 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 beaches of … Continue reading

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Winter Visitors In The Marsh

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 seasons move … 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 days, but … Continue reading

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