Category Archives: fishing

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 near Raymond’s … 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 Lookout National … 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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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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Seduced By The River And Fog

On a recent November Saturday my plans were to go for a short kayaking trip on the river, have lunch, and then head to the beach for a nice long hike along the Point at Emerald Isle.  The week was … Continue reading

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November Beach Days

A great surprise that you quickly discover as a resident of North Carolina’s coast is how nice our beaches are in November.  Finding warmth on the beach is November is certainly not what I expected.  On one of our last trips to … Continue reading

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A Great Big Coastal River

For most of my life I have been in love with the water.  For the last seven years or so it might be more accurate to say that I have been smitten by the water. In 2003, my wife and … Continue reading

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Anticipating Great Weather

Our weather is starting to show signs of returning to normal after ten days of cloudy, damp weather which is uncharacteristic of early fall on the Crystal Coast. Until the remnants of tropical storm Karen wandered into our area, we had … Continue reading

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Summer in October

I am not shy about saying that you should have been here last week, the first week of October 2013.   We had the best of a series magical weeks here on North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. Most of you … Continue reading

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Coastal Choices

Sometimes the hardest part of living on the Crystal Coast is deciding how to enjoy it most.  We live in an area of extraordinary scenic beauty.  During the fall when our weather reaches its peak of delightfulness, it is often … Continue reading

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