Category Archives: Southern Outer Banks

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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A November to Remember

There are perhaps a number of reasons to remember this past November. One of the most poignant for me is that this is the first month in the last eleven years that I did not have the time to write … Continue reading

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Great Drying Weather

It has been over thirty-two years since I cut a field of hay. Even now when a great stretch of perfect drying weather hits, I have the itch to knock down a field of grass and start making hay. The … Continue reading

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August Is Not the End Of Beach Season

Labor Day weekend is within sight and already many tourists are gone from our beach area. With children back in school, many families have disappeared from our shores.  While it is nice to have smaller crowds on our beaches and in … Continue reading

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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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