Category Archives: water

The Water is Ready

Boating happens twelve months of the year along the Crystal Coast. However, January, February, and March are not months for lingering on the water. Sometimes the water warms by the end of March and then there are years like 2015 … Continue reading

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Teased by Spring’s Warmth

Spring is always an interesting season on the coast. I feel lucky if I only go through two sets of clothing during a spring day. You can wake up to temperatures under 40F only to find yourself quickly looking for … Continue reading

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The Cure, Blue Skies and Blue Waters

Winter is tough for many of us, but some blue sky and blue water enjoyed when the clouds and cold seem to be winning can make a huge difference in how we feel. Some of us are incredibly sensitive to sunlight or … Continue reading

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Winter’s Back Is Broken

I am going out on a limb to suggest that the persistent cold weather that has camped in the eastern half of the country is finished at least along the southern coast of North Carolina. Actually I am basing my … Continue reading

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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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A Coastal Winter’s Gift of Warmth

While I did not move to coastal North Carolina to escape the cold weather that has defined much of life, I appreciate every day of warmth that we get to enjoy here in western Carteret County and that includes the … 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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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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On The Beach After Thanksgiving

While there are people who would never consider going to the beach for Thanksgiving, our North Carolina beaches get many visitors. Somehow things seem to slow down here at the coast as the holidays approach. We locals slide into our late … 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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