Down East Mud Holes

A few days ago I learned a lesson about down Eastern NC mudholes. They are different than good old, Blue Ridge Mountain mudholes. The western mudholes have certain defining characteristics. They are usually wider than they are deep. The sides slope downward at a gentle angle. The bottom has some kind of firm…


 
 

Oriental Harbor with Twin Rivers Paddle Club

In late July 2022, Terry Rich with the Twin Rivers Paddle Club lead a kayak trip around the Oriental, NC, harbor and up one of the feed-in rivers.  We put in at the NC Wildlife boat launch on the harbor shore.  When we got upriver we explored a couple of…


 
 

Cedar Point Tideland Trail

On a comfortable, sunny Friday in mid-September, 2022, my good buddy Peter Blackburn and his son William joined Ranger Bob on a planned kayak trip in the estuary around Cedar Point, just east of Swansboro. The water trail was from the Cedar Point campground boat launch in the southwest corner…


 
 

Miniature Shell Collecting

On an early, cooler morning in September, 2022, Terri and Ranger Bob went to one of the beaches on Bogue Banks to collect miniature sea shells.  It was after Labor Day so the credit card payment machines had been removed from the parking lot.  The beach was nearly deserted.  Terri…