Category Archives: Out of doors

Watching the Water

My second floor office at our home affords me a water view from my window. I look out over the waters of Raymond’s Gut which runs to the White Oak River. In a sense most of my day is spent … Continue reading

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Glassy Water Morning

There are few things that I love as much as kayaking on the White Oak River. I usually manage to kayak ten months out of the year. With a river as beautiful as the White Oak it is hard to … Continue reading

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Looking for the Shade

This is our tenth summer living along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks so this summer’s heat is not much of a surprise. However, this is one of the longer stretches of July heat that we have seen. Also the temperature … Continue reading

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Last Parking Place at Third Street

Kindle It has been an extraordinary spring with more than our fair share of spectacular weather. Today for the second time this week I felt compelled to head over to the beach. The waves seem to be calling me and … Continue reading

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The Winds of March

Kindle It is the time of the year when the winds rule North Carolina’s coastal counties including where I live along the Crystal Coast. The winds that we get in March and April are no surprise. In fact it would … Continue reading

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Glassy Water Dreams

February can be a teaser of a month and sometimes a very cruel mistress for those of us in love with the water. It is hard to say where February 2016 falls in that scale, but it has not been … Continue reading

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The Tail of the Blizzard

The beautiful sunset picture of Bogue Sound was taken the day before the storm which eventually became the blizzard that has swallowed Northern Virginia, New York and other parts of the east coast. No one here along the Southern Outer … Continue reading

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Winter in the Cove

It is a little strange to think about winter when the temperature is hovering around 67F on January 10, 2016. However, I know better than to pretend that winter will not find us. We all know that the good run of … Continue reading

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Holiday White Oak River Rides

It is not unusual for me to be out on the river during December, January or even February. However, it is a little different to be headed down river with the boat up on plane on December 27 and to … Continue reading

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Almost A Seasonal Wrap

Christmas is looming and winter is planning a quick shot across our bow as we begin the countdown to the new year while some memorable months are still fresh in our minds. From my perspective in the marsh a few miles … Continue reading

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