Category Archives: Kayaking

Summer Boating

It really does not take much to get most locals here on the water and it takes a lot of wind to keep them off the water. Most us living along the sounds and big rivers like the White Oak try … Continue reading

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Saturday Kayaking On The White Oak

I consider myself very lucky. My kayak is usually within 15 feet of the water. Going kayaking on a Saturday morning is something that I can do with little planning and not much more effort than the paddling. For years … Continue reading

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Beaches and So Much More

Finding sea oats just getting ready to hit their summer stride confirms that we are in beach season. We all have different images of our own person coastal paradise. What we see in our mind’s eye has been molded by … Continue reading

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At Home On The Oyster Rocks

We humans often look at natural obstacles as something to remove. We cut down forests, blast roads up the sides of mountains and somehow think we can bend nature to our will. I even have a neighbor who thinks that … Continue reading

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Standing In The Surf

There is no better cure for a long winter that standing in the surf and flinging some metal out into the water in hopes of catching a fish. As summer has finally appeared on the horizon, spending time at the … Continue reading

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Late Spring Crystal Coast Magic

We are finally beyond the reluctant part of spring 2014.  Now we are enjoying those precious days here on the Crystal Coast when we can live with the windows open. The spring windows-open season does not last as long as the one … Continue reading

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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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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 scoffs at … 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 is not … Continue reading

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