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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Winter Found the Crystal Coast
I guess a wandering polar vortex could not be counted on to stay far enough to the north to leave us alone.
We did get iced over in late January here along the North Carolina coast. Some people complained about everything shutting down in anticipation of our icing event but the reality is that we ended up in a lot less pain than folks farther south who ignored the snow and ice warnings.
We have thawed out from our icy adventure. Fortunately we only have to endure significant snow or ice about once every three or four years. A taste of winter will not do us in but we are eagerly anticipating the better weather of spring and the activities that come with it.
It is normal to still be on a roller coaster as far as weather goes since this is February. However, we know things will get better and it will soon be time to think about enjoying the beach.
To get in the mood for better times on the coast, try our new $2.99 Kindle picture book, 100 Pictures, 1000 Words, A Crystal Coast Year. It is the best of the 40,000 images that I took last year. The book includes a link to a website where you can buy higher resolution versions of the images for only 99 cents.
You can get experiment with some similar images that I am letting people download for free as long as they do not use them commercially. One of the images is the icy one of Raymond's Gut used in this post.