Tag Archives: Crystal Coast

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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A Surprise Around Every Corner in our Natural Paradise

There are places in the world which can help heal your soul.  I happen to live in one of those places.  I came to it at a time when my life was full of challenges and I had come close … Continue reading

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Quiet Waters

I lived in the North just across the Maine border for many years.  The rhythm of life in New Brunswick is different from the way it is here on the North Carolina coast, but there are some similarities.  On our … 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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Warmth that won’t go away

There is something magical about eighty degrees.  If you can break eighty degrees in early spring, you feel like that winter has been defeated.  When the ocean water gets to eighty degrees, there is no longer a shock to get … Continue reading

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Summer Weather As It Should Be

Our minds do a great job of filtering our memories.  That is especially true of childhood experiences.  If you grew up in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the fifties and sixties, there was plenty of heat. Air conditioning wasn’t … Continue reading

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Summer Beach Traffic

When July rolls around, I usually do a post about beach traffic.  While most people think of beach traffic as the vehicles on the road trying to get to a beach, I am just as concerned about the number of … Continue reading

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Life without Walls

When you live in place like North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that everyone loves the out-of-doors.  It is even easier if a good part of your life has been spent outside in … Continue reading

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Winter Beach Time

Every year we get to a time when it make sense to declare it winter at the beach.  It doesn’t happen with the first shot of cold air, but some years it does come earlier than other years. In 2010-11, … Continue reading

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