Category Archives: water

August Is Not the End Of Beach Season

Labor Day weekend is within sight and already many tourists are gone from our beach area. With children back in school, many families have disappeared from our shores.  While it is nice to have smaller crowds on our beaches and in … Continue reading

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A Beach Of Your Own

We all have times when something clicks and a special moment is created. Sometimes it plants a seed in us that changes the way we think about the world. I have been blessed to wash my feet in a lot … Continue reading

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Kayaking Our Big Tidal River

Maybe it is the weather or just the rhythm of life here on the coast but it seems that I often write about kayaking in the middle of July. Last year on July 13, I wrote Saturday Kayaking On The … Continue reading

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Close to Home Crystal Coast Fourth

For many years quiet Fourth of July celebrations were the rule for our family. We were Americans living in a very rural part of Canada. Fourth of July events would have required a drive across the border into Maine. Somehow … Continue reading

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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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The Thin Line On The Blue Horizon

Many of us live along the North Carolina coast because of the ease of access to water. The ability to enjoy all our special waters from rivers and sounds to the Atlantic Ocean in so many way is one of the … 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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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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