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Crystal Coast Living - February 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
About the only good thing about cold weather is that I get very little sand in my shoes. I will admit to being a warm weather beach walker. I admire those folks who get out on the beach when the temperatures are in the forties, and there is a stiff breeze. However, admiring them is one thing and joining them is a whole other kettle of fish. I will walk the beaches in the upper fifties and low sixties as long as the wind has not come directly from Canada. I snapped the picture in today's post over at the Point on Emerald Isle. It is one of my favorite places to walk, but it takes a few minutes to get to the beach from the parking area, and today was not the day for that kind of walk. I did see a couple of beach walkers, but they were likely fooled like I was when I first got out of the car. As I was walking through the cut in the dune, I thought that maybe a walk on the beach might be in the realm of possibility. As soon as I got out in the open, I felt my body heat heading for South Florida which actually is not a lot warmer than us these days. There will be better days ahead. More...
Thursday, February 25, 2010
It is amazing what a little stretch of warm weather can do for your spirits after a cold winter. This week has been just warm enough to get my imagination going. Even today when the temperature is struggling to stay above forty degrees Fahrenheit, my hopes have not been crushed. I still have the memory of visiting the beach on Tuesday night burned into my mind's eye. That is when I snapped today's picture. Even though the light was fading and the breeze had developed a cool edge to it, the colors on the beach triggered some much warmer thoughts. It was easy for that to happen since the temperature had soared to sixty eight degrees Fahrenheit on Monday morning as we stood on our dock dreaming of warmer days. More...
Monday, February 22, 2010
I am pleased that we have been treated to great weather this weekend. I suspect that with this dose of warmth, we have old man winter on the run. While we are likely to suffer through some cooling later in the week due to blizzard conditions up north, I think we are done with most of the really cold stuff. It has been getting warmer and warmer for the last several days. Saturday was a very nice day, but I was busy working all day. Fortunately Sunday was even better. We managed to have a great day. We worked in the yard, went for a hike on the Croatan Trails, and even took a drive over to the beach. This morning was even better. More...
Monday, February 15, 2010
I am in the minority, but I consider snow to be a four letter word when it visits southern beaches. That being said, I have to report that the majority of our beach residents thought our brief interlude with snow was fun and a nice diversion. We were certainly in good company since all forty nine of the mainland states had some snow at the same time. I heard various figures in seventy-five percent range for the amount of the continental United States covered with snow. With such impressive snow coverage, I was pleased that the snow on my personal driveway started melting almost as quickly as it fell. While it was good to see a driveway with no snow, In truth there is nothing more beautiful than a snow covered landscape as long as you can watch from the inside while drinking hot chocolate. More...
Friday, February 12, 2010
With some sunny days gracing the Crystal Coast this past week, we decided to take a trip to one our favorite places, Beaufort. It is a short thirty-five minute drive from where we live near Emerald Isle.. In a normal month, we usually find excuses to visit Beaufort at least a couple of times a month. When we have company, we always take them to visit Beaufort by the Sea. In the summertime the streets are filled with visitors and the docks are a great place to view a cross section of America. My wife has a couple of favorite stores that she likes to visit, and I often stop by Scuttlebutt, my favorite nautical bookstore. We never fail to walk the docks and take a grand tour down Front Street to see what is happening. More...
Friday, February 05, 2010
It is hard to believe that it was only Wednesday of this week when I snapped this peaceful picture of Bogue Sound and Emerald Isle. Tonight the east coast from North Carolina to New Jersey is under assault from Mother Nature. Here on the Crystal Coast, we have managed to get our temperatures up to 63F at 11PM on Friday night. Just three hours inland from us, the temperatures have stayed in the thirties all day. Many areas of western North Carolina and Virginia saw snow, sleet, and freezing rain this morning, We got by with just a gloomy day until the rain started this afternoon. I figured we were in for some nasty weather since our pelican and big blue heron were hanging out in the water in Bluewater Cove this morning. Tonight it has rained as hard as I have ever heard it. We truly do not need any more rain for a while. More...
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