Category Archives: Special Places

Peace in the Inlet

You don’t buy a house on the water or move to a home near the ocean looking for excitement or a buzz that you can hear twenty-four hours a day. When we lived in Columbia, MD between US29, US1, and … Continue reading

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Opportunity based fishing

Don’t get me wrong.  I absolutely love to fish, and I have been known to fish in some tough weather.  I have caught trout with snow on the ground.  I have fished when I was nearly frozen by cold fall … Continue reading

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Fish are optional

October is typically one of our nicest months here on North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks.  The air has lost some of its heat and humidity but the water is still warm. For those of us who love to fish, October … Continue reading

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Walking between Irene, Katia, and Maria

The Point at Emerald isle, NC is about as dynamic a piece of sand as you can find within walking distance of a parking place along the east coast.  I feel fortunate that it is less than fifteen minutes from … Continue reading

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Boating to the marshes to enjoy their beauty

Friday, July 29, I got up, had a cup of coffee, and ate a piece honey dew melon, and then headed out back to my skiff. I really felt like I needed a trip out into the salt marshes.   A … Continue reading

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Rescued Once Again by Third Street Beach

Wednesday, June 22, I felt bedeviled by the smoke and heat.  The smoke was really bad in the morning until a favorable breeze pushed it back a little, but even then there were no blue skies to be had along … Continue reading

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Water Just as God Made It

I feel blessed to live along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks.  We could have lived almost anywhere on the coast, including the better known area from Duck to Cape Hatteras. Actually we even briefly considered Ocracoke Island, but my wife … Continue reading

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Lunch hour at the Point

This has been a great spring for walking along the beach, and it does not take much to send me off on a beach hike. After completing my personal challenge to walk all the beaches inside the town limits of … Continue reading

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Water at Our Doorstep

Most people living along the Southern Outer Banks came here because of the water.  Even a casual visitor soon figures out that we have more types of water than the average spot. I am pretty ecumenical when it comes to … Continue reading

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Where the waters meet

I am not certain where or when I learned that being on the edge where different worlds meet is the key to excitement.  But I have taken it to heart. I have no doubt that the area between the Point … Continue reading

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