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 »