Category Archives: Crystal Coast

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 Water is Ready

Boating happens twelve months of the year along the Crystal Coast. However, January, February, and March are not months for lingering on the water. Sometimes the water warms by the end of March and then there are years like 2015 … Continue reading

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Teased by Spring’s Warmth

Spring is always an interesting season on the coast. I feel lucky if I only go through two sets of clothing during a spring day. You can wake up to temperatures under 40F only to find yourself quickly looking for … 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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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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