Category Archives: Crystal Coast

Rescued By The Blue Skies & Waters

Spring does not usually come grudgingly to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Life and the weather here in Carteret County are usually tempered by the waters of Bogue Sound and the White Oak River.  While cool days are not … Continue reading

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The Call Of The River

We are approaching the middle of April and we are finally putting some distance between ourselves and the cold weather that hung around since early March 2014. Now as we move into April my tomato plants are thriving … Continue reading

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An Irresistible Beach

Perhaps I just could not wait any longer. Maybe my beach senses operate on the number of hours of sunlight. It could be a combination of blue skies, little wind, and warm temperatures. Whatever the reason, I made … Continue reading

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Some dream in color, I dream in saltwater

There is no doubt that the Crystal Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of the North Carolina coast. Considering that much of the area is protected from development by the Croatan National Forest and the Cape … Continue reading

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The Enticing Waters of Spring

After what seems like an interminable winter and lots of waiting, it appears spring is beginning to work its magic on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. It has been an unusual winter in an area that often … 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 … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Point

Like most coastal people and everyone on the east coast north of Florida, I am ready for winter to end.  I would much rather be walking on the sands of the Point than sitting inside writing about the … 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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A frozen coastal gut

I first heard the term  “gut” to describe a body of water on a trip to Newfoundland in 1972.  Gut when used in that context means a narrow passage or a strait.  When we moved to the North … Continue reading

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A January Thaw Visits The Coast

According to the weather folks this cold weather as 2014 begins is the worst that we have seen in a few decades.  The icy sunset picture of Raymond’s Gut tends to lend some credence to their reports. While … Continue reading

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