Category Archives: Southern Outer Banks

Coastal Roller Coaster to Spring

Over the decades I have seen few springs arrive without a little weather drama. I was once surprised by snow when I was trying to mow our yard in April in Roanoke, Virginia. Another time we endured breathtaking lows on … Continue reading

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Wintering At the Coast

When we moved to the North Carolina coast, we were not under the illusion that we would completely escape winter.  We were looking for some of the benefits of four seasons including the beautiful sunsets that are one of the … Continue reading

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Mixing Traditions With Waves

North Carolina is an interesting place to live for more than just the spectacular scenery and friendly people. It is a mixing pot of traditions and people that is never boring. That North Carolina is an attractive, diverse area was … Continue reading

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December On The White Oak

When you live next door to the spawning ground of Nor’easters, life can be interesting especially if your home borders some water like ours does. We just had another storm form off the coast. We did not get a lot of rain … Continue reading

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Not Our Usual November Day In The Marsh

There are lots of things perfectly normal and even very nice about the picture that adorns this post. The clear skies, the blue waters, and the golden fall colors of the marsh are all treats we count on here along the … Continue reading

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Our November Transformation

We have lived in some spots that transition early to winter. At our home in Tay Creek, New Brunswick, where we lived during the seventies and early eighties, the ground was often white by the first week in November. It … Continue reading

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October Beach Evenings

When you walk onto a beach on a slightly cool October evening, you are entering a far different world than you might find on the beach in the middle of July. While folks go to the beach in the summer … Continue reading

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September Summer Beach Days

Late September is a time of anticipation here along the beaches of North Carolina. We know that the odds are in our favor. It is likely the next eight to ten weeks will bring us some exceptional weather that is … Continue reading

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A Return to the Beach

Summer is ever so gradually sliding away from the North Carolina beach. It is not that the weather has changed that much. Actually we have had some of the hottest weather of the season in late August and early September … Continue reading

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Summer Waters Are Still With Us

While many areas consider Labor Day the last gasp for boating, here in Eastern North Carolina, we expect to enjoy summer waters for another two to three months. Summer still has a grip on us and many of us will continue … Continue reading

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