Category Archives: Special Places

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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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 trout on … 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 the home … 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 from crowds … 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 to take … 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 nature has … 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 2011 after … Continue reading

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In the wildness of our surroundings there is peace

There are many reasons for living in a particular place.  The place can feel like home. You perhaps have found a great job in the area.  Sometime a location can be close to friends or an easy place to engage … Continue reading

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Back to the Point

I first visited the Point on Emerald Isle in the summer of 1969.  My uncle Austin and I traveled down the beach in my old Ford Bronco.  At the time it was the only way to get to the Point … Continue reading

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Blue Water Mornings

There are special places on the Southern Outer Banks, and there are special times.  July seems to be one of the best times for mornings when the water hardly has ripples and can barely be distinguished from the sky. I … Continue reading

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