Category Archives: Out of doors

An Irresistible Beach

Perhaps I just could not wait any longer. Maybe my beach senses operate on the number of hours of sunlight. It could be a combination of blue skies, little wind, and warm temperatures. Whatever the reason, I made … 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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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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Out By The Big Water

We live in a world with more places that have been tamed than I care to imagine.  I have always been a fan of being on the edge of civilization.  It is harder to find that feeling these … 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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November Beach Days

A great surprise that you quickly discover as a resident of North Carolina’s coast is how nice our beaches are in November.  Finding warmth on the beach is November is certainly not what I expected.  On one of our last … 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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Anticipating Great Weather

Our weather is starting to show signs of returning to normal after ten days of cloudy, damp weather which is uncharacteristic of early fall on the Crystal Coast. Until the remnants of tropical storm Karen wandered into our area, … 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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