Category Archives: General Information

Almost A Seasonal Wrap

Christmas is looming and winter is planning a quick shot across our bow as we begin the countdown to the new year while some memorable months are still fresh in our minds. From my perspective in the marsh a few miles … Continue reading

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Great Drying Weather

It has been over thirty-two years since I cut a field of hay. Even now when a great stretch of perfect drying weather hits, I have the itch to knock down a field of grass and start making hay. The … Continue reading

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Close to Home Crystal Coast Fourth

For many years quiet Fourth of July celebrations were the rule for our family. We were Americans living in a very rural part of Canada. Fourth of July events would have required a drive across the border into Maine. Somehow … Continue reading

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A Beach That Touches Everyone

I am truly blessed to live along North Carolina’s coast. The water of Raymond’s Gut is only twenty-five feet from our home. The journey to the White Oak River and through Bogue Sound out to the Atlantic ocean is not … Continue reading

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Memorial Day On The River

Memorial Day 2015 has come and gone. By all reports it was an overwhelming success. The flag was out at our home and it was a great holiday. By a twist of fate we were in Raleigh on the Friday … 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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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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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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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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