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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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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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A Return to the Beach

Summer is ever so gradually sliding away from the North Carolina beach. It is not that the weather has changed that much. Actually we have had some of the hottest weather of the season in late August and early September … Continue reading

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Summer Waters Are Still With Us

While many areas consider Labor Day the last gasp for boating, here in Eastern North Carolina, we expect to enjoy summer waters for another two to three months. Summer still has a grip on us and many of us will continue … Continue reading

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Beach Day or Pool Day?

We are at the middle of August and here on the North Carolina coast we are expecting a stellar beach week. Certainly the number of visitors already here will increase just with the pressure of this being the last week before school starts in … Continue reading

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