Category Archives: Out of doors

A Beach Of Your Own

We all have times when something clicks and a special moment is created. Sometimes it plants a seed in us that changes the way we think about the world. I have been blessed to wash my feet in a lot … 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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Close to Home Crystal Coast Fourth

For many years quiet Fourth of July celebrations were the rule for our family. We were Americans living in a very rural part of Canada. Fourth of July events would have required a drive across the border into Maine. Somehow … Continue reading

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Warm Coastal Winds

The weather has been as hot as it ever gets here on the Southern Outer Banks. I am thankful the warm weather has come with warm breezes. Some might say that summer has embraced us with a vengeance. I would … Continue reading

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A Beach That Touches Everyone

I am truly blessed to live along North Carolina’s coast. The water of Raymond’s Gut is only twenty-five feet from our home. The journey to the White Oak River and through Bogue Sound out to the Atlantic ocean is not … 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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A Boat Ride for the Birds

If you have read many of my posts, you will know that it is no secret that I spend a lot of time watching birds and other inhabitants of the marsh. I have written many posts about the feathered visitors … 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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