Category Archives: Kayaking

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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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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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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The Seasonal Reversal

There are many changes that we see as the seasons slide from one to another here on the coast in eastern North Carolina. The most noticeable going from fall to winter for residents near the the south facing … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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