Winter is finished on the Crystal Coast

February 27, 2015
Icy Raymond's Gut

Icy Raymond’s Gut

In spite of the ice in this picture from earlier in the week, winter’s back is broken on the Crystal Coast.

Crystal Coast Ice Out Achieved As Predicted

February 22, 2015
Frozen Raymond's Gut

Frozen Raymond’s Gut

Raymond’s Gut just up the river from Swansboro, North Carolina, froze in the wake of the Siberian Express.  Fortunately our freeze-up only lasted a little over a day.  This morning we had a little fog on the river but were ice free.  Our temperature managed to hit 66F this afternoon before heading back down.

Read more at this link, The Frozen Crystal Coast.

Coastal Roller Coaster to Spring

February 12, 2015
Bogue Sound, February 11, 2015

Bogue Sound, February 11, 2015

Spring rarely makes a smooth arrival. iI is more of teasing us one day and freezing us the next.

Living in the Sales Wilderness

February 5, 2015
Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Thinking of a career in sales? You might want to read this post first.

Watching The Icy Edges Of The Marsh

January 31, 2015
Cormorant Swimming By Early Morning Ice In Raymond's Gut

Cormorant Swimming By Early Morning Ice In Raymond’s Gut

Memories of the north country come flooding back as the last of winter’s icy visits the marshes of coastal North Carolina.

Good reasons to not use a Mac

January 27, 2015


I worked at Apple in sales for twenty years.  I mostly use Windows and Linux computers plus one lonely Mac when I have to.  I bought my wife a Chromebook for Christmas.  Here is why.

Our Snowflake Patrol

January 27, 2015
Snow from January 2011

Snow from January 2011

While our northern friends are shoveling and blowing feet of snow, we are on snowflake patrol.


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