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Very quiet Winter night on the ICW...

Very quiet Winter night on the ICW...




I put some stepping stones down to and from the dock to the RV deck. Getting ready to light a fire in the Chimnea ....




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Sun sinking behind the trees..




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View from the Dock South...Technically the ICW travels West here but that's how you get "as far South as South goes" as they say...




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I like my new little stepping stone path...(;




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Picked up a little folding camp table for the deck.




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Can't hear a single car or truck or road noise at all....just the wind and the water.




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You are dialing up the tension as the sun sets. Waiting for the big splash. Stay safe!



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Great stepping stones and I love the two chairs on the deck. Sprinkle some wildflower seeds on each side of the path for this spring and summer. They will grow and make the path colorful!
Nice pics!


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Crank up some relaxing music:


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ezbuckwheat



LOL


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Great pics...wish I was there. Definitely living the life.


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Nice place BF. I would keep a fishing line in that water all the time.


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Great pics...wish I was there. Definitely living the life.

Dhart


PM me next time you're in the neighborhood!


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Great stepping stones and I love the two chairs on the deck. Sprinkle some wildflower seeds on each side of the path for this spring and summer. They will grow and make the path colorful!
Nice pics!

Bentmtn



Knowing you for a while now I trust your eye. I know you saw how kinda brown and colorless the scene is. I think I'm gonna have to get some flower boxes because the soil is really just sand that close to the water. You're totally right though. I was thinking about maybe some hanging plants between the support legs of the RV port on the deck. ...Just gonna have to make sure not to turn around and literally "face-plant" one of them exiting the deck. I'm sure it will happen once or twice before the effects of classical conditioning kick in and I take a different route in the maze. haha


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Can't hear a single car or truck or road noise at all....just the wind and the water.

Beach Farmer


What a fabulous batch of pics and what a cool spot! If I may, how often does marine traffic pass by?


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Can't hear a single car or truck or road noise at all....just the wind and the water.

Beach Farmer


What a fabulous batch of pics and what a cool spot! If I may, how often does marine traffic pass by?

OceanBlue



Thanks OB, there's a lot less marine traffic this time of year. At night the barges still come by and every so often sail boats will pass by as well.. In the summer it's maybe an average of 4 vessels per hour? ...mostly big yachts and sailboats.


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Sweet setup.


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Nice getaway BF. I have followed this project closely and appreciate you sharing it. I was admiring the wood RV deck and chairs, and just imagined sitting there listening to the sounds of nature, when I noticed a box behind the weed eater that looks suspiciously like it might hold some classified documents.....just a heads up.



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Nice getaway BF. I have followed this project closely and appreciate you sharing it. I was admiring the wood RV deck and chairs, and just imagined sitting there listening to the sounds of nature, when I noticed a box behind the weed eater that looks suspiciously like it might hold some classified documents.....just a heads up.

lowtide


Doh!


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I was a bridge tender in Elizabeth City for a couple of years after retiring from flying. Elizabeth City is only an alternate route for the ICW which merges with the main route just north of the Alligator River. We got less than half of the traffic, but you will see it all.

In late spring you will see the northbound parade and in late fall you will see the southbound. Monitor the radio traffic at the Alligator River Bridge, and you will know when the southbound are coming. You will see some of the most luxurious yachts on the East Coast.





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I was a bridge tender in Elizabeth City for a couple of years after retiring from flying. Elizabeth City is only an alternate route for the ICW which merges with the main route just north of the Alligator River. We got less than half of the traffic, but you will see it all.

In late spring you will see the northbound parade and in late fall you will see the southbound. Monitor the radio traffic at the Alligator River Bridge, and you will know when the southbound are coming. You will see some of the most luxurious yachts on the East Coast.

ezbuckwheat


As soon as I get the sailboat here I will definitely make use of the radio. We've been here a couple of years so I've seen the parade of entitled Yacht owners who refuse to slow down for all the docks with boats tied up. I would say that MOST are respectful but some of these guys are ripe for the potato launcher....(; This stretch is bread and butter for Towboat USA. We have a couple multi-million dollar yachts at the Boat Yard right now that wrecked on their way through going way too fast last summer. They are still here. One of the Captains has been staying at a local AB&B since August overseeing repairs. You should see the insurance claim numbers....astronomical.


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BF: I am attaching a pic of morning glories that I planted around a wooden structure around our driveway area at the front of our Frisco house last April. This is just one of about 12 that grew from just scratching in some seeds. I picked up the seeds at Dollar General (25 cents a pack) to use for another planting project and had the morning glories leftover. They are climbing flowers, but did fine around the wooden structure and would do fine anywhere. You can't kill them. Just let the rain do its thing. Had multiple colors and the price was right too!!

My yard is brown now as well...so ready for Spring! Just grab a few packs of the various types and scratch in with a rake. Our soil is pretty bad and mostly sand too, but the flowers did well. They were still growing in December! If you did the hanging pots, you would have to water them manually. And hanging pots are expensive. I am miss frugal!!!!!

And....the wooden top on the driveway wooden wall holds my Corona Light perfectly while sitting in the front yard playing a cornhole game! Haha!




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what became of the bear?


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what became of the bear?

jfalba


I caught him I one night after I set a barrier alarm and I had him at gun point up a tree when he just started cryin like a baby. I didn't have the heart to shoot him so I just blasted a couple shots in the air and he ran off. I put up a shocker fence around the chickens and he got zapped three night later. He hasn't been back. I also added the red neck chicken coup/ Truck bed topper for a complete secure chicken compound.




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Home sweet home




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