Stormy weather

Waiting for Gabrielle

It is tough waiting for the storm off the North Carolina coast to make its move.

Still it is worth noting that the current weather is as nice as we have seen all summer. I guess we might as well enjoy it.

That is certainly what I did this evening as I kayaked out to watch the sun slide into the quiet, golden waters of the White Oak River. There was light, cool breeze. It could not have been nicer on the river.

I actually got in trouble with my wife who was waiting for me back on shore behind our house where she graciously uses a boat winch to haul my kayak up on the grass so I can have a safe exit.

Watching the sunset was so peaceful that I almost forgot what time it was. When I did a mad dash for our inlet, I knew I was in trouble when I saw her walking the boardwalk near our home.

Fortunately she is the forgiving type so I haven't had my kayak paddle taken away from me.

I did post some additional pictures in a web gallery.

This evening I posted my first Emerald Isle Travel Guide. I hope it will be useful to people headed our way.

I have put together a number of listings for those interested in browsing the property available in our end of Carteret County.

If your fear of hurricanes is keeping you from considering Carteret County as a spot for a second home or retirement, you might want to read my post on hurricanes.

Pictures are a great way to view our area, and I have created a web page dedicated to slides shows and images from the Southern Outer Banks.

If you want a quick tour of what it is like to live on the coast, check out this link to a brief tour of my first year on the coast.

I also have another web page with some of my favorite posts and recipes.