Category Archives: Kayaking

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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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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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 Carolina coast … 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 beaches of … Continue reading

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