Category Archives: Kayaking

August Is Not the End Of Beach Season

Labor Day weekend is within sight and already many tourists are gone from our beach area. With children back in school, many families have disappeared from our shores.  While it is nice to have smaller crowds on our beaches and in … Continue reading

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Kayaking Our Big Tidal River

Maybe it is the weather or just the rhythm of life here on the coast but it seems that I often write about kayaking in the middle of July. Last year on July 13, I wrote Saturday Kayaking On The … 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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The Thin Line On The Blue Horizon

Many of us live along the North Carolina coast because of the ease of access to water. The ability to enjoy all our special waters from rivers and sounds to the Atlantic Ocean in so many way is one of the … 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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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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Coastal Roller Coaster to Spring

Over the decades I have seen few springs arrive without a little weather drama. I was once surprised by snow when I was trying to mow our yard in April in Roanoke, Virginia. Another time we endured breathtaking lows on … 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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Summer Waters Are Still With Us

While many areas consider Labor Day the last gasp for boating, here in Eastern North Carolina, we expect to enjoy summer waters for another two to three months. Summer still has a grip on us and many of us will continue … Continue reading

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