Category Archives: Special Places

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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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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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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The Red Drum

Most of us set goals for ourselves.  It seems like catching fish has always been one of my mine.  Maybe it is because I have been fishing since I could barely hold a pole.  I have caught Rainbow … Continue reading

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Crystal Coast Magic

Sometimes where we live turns into a magical place.  It happens a lot along the Crystal Coast.  We are sometimes called the Southern Outer Banks.  Actually we are just an extension of the same Outer Banks that is … Continue reading

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Escaping The Crowds

We have all headed off to our favorite vacation destination and gotten caught in traffic on the way or found more people than we expected when we arrived at our spot.  Most of us vacation to get away … Continue reading

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Clouds Sometimes Visit The Beach

It is unfortunate but it is sometimes cloudy at the beach.  Stunning blue skies are common here along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast but even we have a few off days. If you live in the South, you learn … Continue reading

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The End of the Sand

The more complex our world gets, the more we need to distance ourselves from it.   I am blessed to be living in an unbelievably beautiful place where I can easily escape the daily pressures of life.   Retreating to … Continue reading

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The Point After Sandy

When you have a big storm like Sandy that slides up the coast, it does not take long for those of us who live in the area to start wondering what the storm did to the beaches. In … Continue reading

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