November, 2012

November on the Crystal Coast


Weather is always a surprise.  One month can be fantastic one year and not so nice the next year.  Sometimes a month becomes consistently nice until you forget what it can really be like.

November 2012 is not exactly what I have come to expect from  a month whose weather was so good a year ago that I worried that I was in a dream.  It was great weather and we enjoyed very nice conditions well into December.

This year has been different.  First we got brushed by Hurricane Sandy which seemed to usher in some much colder weather.  Now we seem to be growing a Nor'easter each week.

Fortunately they haven't been too bad for the local area since we have only seen the Nor'easters in their early stages.  I am pretty sure those areas on the receiving end of the fully developed systems wish that we would stop incubating them.
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A Different Fall on the Crystal Coast


It took a little while for the changes this fall on the Crystal Coast to register with me.  For the first time in several years, my wife and I took a break and went to visit some friends in Canada.  We, or at least I, got to feel morning temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  I pretty sure my wife observed the cold temperatures from the warmth of a comfortable farmhouse.

We managed to slide down the East coast just after Hurricane Sandy left North Carolina.  Now that I have had some time to check out my favorite spots including the Point over on Emerald Isle and the White Oak River both by kayak and skiff, I am pretty certain this fall is not working out like the previous three falls.  read more »

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