Category Archives: Special Places

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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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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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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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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Walking The Point

You have made it to the beach and gotten plenty of sand between your toes. but could life at the beach be more than roasting in the sun?   Is there a hidden corner of the beach that you could explore?  There is a remarkable, ever changing … Continue reading

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Waves on the Beach

Walking along the beach is one of my top five favorite things to do. It is easy to think of reasons why this is the case. First, here on the Crystal Coast, walking the beach is a great way to … Continue reading

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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 my way … 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 days, but … 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 week was … 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 wife and … Continue reading

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