Category Archives: Crystal Coast

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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Icy Marsh Edges

We look at life and places through many filters that we have gained through years of living. Sometimes what you see today brings back memories of what you experienced years ago and far away. Being able to separate the context … Continue reading

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Snowflake Patrol

Even as we get older there remains an inner child in each of us that loves to see a little snow once in a while. Having grown up in North Carolina close to the Virginia border, I got to see … 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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Wintering At the Coast

When we moved to the North Carolina coast, we were not under the illusion that we would completely escape winter.  We were looking for some of the benefits of four seasons including the beautiful sunsets that are one of the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Peace Will Flow Into You

John Muir once said the following. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while … Continue reading

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Mixing Traditions With Waves

North Carolina is an interesting place to live for more than just the spectacular scenery and friendly people. It is a mixing pot of traditions and people that is never boring. That North Carolina is an attractive, diverse area was … Continue reading

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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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Our November Transformation

We have lived in some spots that transition early to winter. At our home in Tay Creek, New Brunswick, where we lived during the seventies and early eighties, the ground was often white by the first week in November. It … Continue reading

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