The fall of 2018 has not been a fall to cherish. Fall is usually a wonderful time on the Crystal Coast but unfortunately, the slow movement of Hurricane Florence over the North Carolina coast set the tone for the fall. Along with Florence, we have had more than our share of rainy and windy weather. Read more
On September 11, 2018, we heeded the county’s mandatory evacuation orders and headed west from our home along Raymond’s Gut which flows into the White Oak River just three miles upriver from Swansboro, North Carolina. The garage of our house is just twenty-five feet from the water but we have never suffered water damage from a storm, even Category 3 Hurricane Irene. Florence looked like it was going to be very different. Read more.
It did not take us long to make the decision to evacuate for Hurricane Florence. The potential for damage was just too great to stay. Read more
There is nothing like finishing the evening fishing in the surf. A good summer on the Crystal Coast and the weather looks like it is headed in the right direction. Read more at this link.
Coastal weather is complex and ever chaning. Sometimes uncooperative weather can make it hard to enjoy our beautiful, sandy shores. Take heart, this 2018 streak of showery weather is not nearly as bad as some we have seen over the years. In spite of forecast of 60% chance of wet weather, we have had three sunny days in a row. If you pick your time, you can still enjoy some nice times at the beach. For more info, click this link.
The heat has found us on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. It is part of life here. This time of year, taking three showers a day is not unusual and those of us who manage to get really hot, do not even bother to turn on the hot water in the shower. For more thoughts click this link.
Leave it to the weather to make you humble. We are used to warm weather so this January 2018 snowstorm that is sticking around is an unusal event for us. Read more at this link.
We have enjoyed a great summer here on the Crystal Coast. The weather has been great for enjoying the water. While we had some hot spells and some rain, we dodged the bullet of big storms and days of rain. Even the fishing has been good since the first of August. Read all about the summer of 2017 at the Emerald Isle beaches.
When you live near the beach, you never want to get attached to the way the sand looks at a particular beach. Wind, waves, and storms make our shorelines ephemeral at times. Some places like the Point change faster than Google can map it. Read more here..
I stumbled into a perfect beach evening. There was no shortage of warmth but I was not hot. The air was moving and it smelled of the beach. The humidity was not overpowering and I could imagine being on the beach….(read more)