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Just heard from this young lady near me who refines her own salt here in SE North Carolina. Look her up,....I am! ... See MoreSee Less

Just heard from this young lady near me who refines her own salt here in SE North Carolina. Look her up,....I am!

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Hey! Thank you for the mention. This was all conceived last March when my son asked about desalination. We went a little over board with the science experiment. 😉 We’re still bundling up some loose ends but hope to be out at some farmers markets come Springtime.

Southeastern N C was once a major producer of SALT! There were many “salt works” up and down our coast. Indian too thousands of years ago refined salt for food preservation! Here is a video on salt production in Iceland today and except for the energy source it is very similar to our historical method of salt productions. Listen to the history and culture of the Salt Trade! Fascinating! If interested Mark Kurlansky wrote a great book titled “Salt” on its history, uses, and information about Salt. Great read! ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m trying to bring that back! I make sea salt in my back yard. ☺️

Saunter.......who knew........but I love it! We should all “Saunter” more in our daily lives.....”Not all who wander are lost!”Hiking - "I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, 'A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them."

- John Muir


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Sources: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division / The Mountain Trail and Its Message by Albert Wentworth Palmer
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Saunter.......who knew........but I love it! We should all “Saunter” more in our daily lives.....”Not all who wander are lost!”

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way!

Dr. Martin Luther King
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If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way!

Dr. Martin Luther King

Motherhood at its best! ... See MoreSee Less

Motherhood at its best!

Thanks Luke Donat,.....and that is why you come on an “Adventure” with Capt. Charlie! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks Luke Donat,.....and that is why you come on an “Adventure” with Capt. Charlie!

Proper attire for this morning’s trip and Stan found the smallest complete tooth ever but a beauty in its own right! ... See MoreSee Less

Proper attire for this morning’s trip and Stan found the smallest complete tooth ever but a beauty in its own right!Image attachmentImage attachment

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ha all I could think of is the grandkids singing "baby shark"

I love it! Got to get another one! Buff, that is!

Nice Buff!

Got trips Sunday, tomorrow, but next week the weather looks like it will improve greatly wind and temperature wise, so give me a call, come on down, and let’s enjoy some of this great “late fall” weather in the Great Outdoors! New “Adventures” await us........ ... See MoreSee Less

Got trips Sunday, tomorrow, but next week the weather looks like it will improve greatly wind and temperature wise, so give me a call, come on down, and let’s enjoy some of this great “late fall” weather in the Great Outdoors! New “Adventures” await us........

Photography at it’s best!Check this out! A frozen pond that looks like an eye! 😳 😱 ... See MoreSee Less

Photography at it’s best!

Nice haul of 🦈 Shark’s Teethies from Shark 🦈 Tooth Island. Beautiful skies, very breezy and nippy Temperatures but lots of fun! Let’s see what tomorrow brings! ... See MoreSee Less

Nice haul of 🦈 Shark’s Teethies from Shark 🦈 Tooth Island. Beautiful skies, very breezy and nippy Temperatures but lots of fun! Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

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Where is shark tooth island ..

Hmmmm..., he got it made! ... See MoreSee Less

“I never killed anybody”

Hard Work, 2021
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Spooky but beautiful, like our Venus Fly Traps!Xylaria Polymorpha is a saprobic fungus commonly known as dead man’s fingers ... See MoreSee Less

Spooky but beautiful, like our Venus Fly Traps!

From a “former friend!”.....naw, just kidding but she knew how many three hour trips I run and just had to “bust my chops” with this video! But hey, the guy is good and what a song adaptation! Brilliant! So come on down for a “three hour tour” with me sometime!

Gads zook, I can’t believe I’m posting this! Enjoy!
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Now this looks like fun! ... See MoreSee Less

I do something similar before every trip.... people know when I’m leaving and more importantly when I am to return....and that’s what important. It is for my friends and family protection that I do this.....thought you might want to know..... ... See MoreSee Less

Working from home today on the Website Update and new Adventures! Not as easy as it looks, but I am sure it will be well worth the effort! Thanks to all for their input, advice, and the “3 C’s”....constructive creative criticism! That’s how you get it done correctly the first time!

And I got trips upcoming so call if you want to join me....I got so much to do but I’m loving It all!
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Working from home today on the Website Update and new Adventures! Not as easy as it looks, but I am sure it will be well worth the effort! Thanks to all for their input, advice, and the “3 C’s”....constructive creative criticism! That’s how you get it done correctly the first time!

And I got trips upcoming so call if you want to join me....I got so much to do but I’m loving It all!

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I so pictured you fishing in your living room lol

Anndddd, more on the Shark’s! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s that time of the year so eat up! Yummmmmm........ ... See MoreSee Less

It’s that time of the year so eat up! Yummmmmm........

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What is too much oysters? I just ate a dozen super amazing from shuck and shack

Happiness is something you decide over time. Whether or not I like my house doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it depends on how I arrange my mind.

In life I’ve already decided that I like it. It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have the choice; I can spend the day in bed, going through the difficulty I have with my body parts that don't work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the parts that do work.

Every day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day and the happy memories I've stored just for this time in my life. Might even make some new ones if I am lucky.

HAPPINESS is like a bank account: you withdraw from it, what you deposit.

So my advice would be to deposit a lot of happiness into your memory account.

Remember these five simple things:

1.- Free your heart from hate/discord.
2.- Free your mind from worries.
3.- Live Simply.
4.- Give more.
5.- Take less.
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Happiness is something you decide over time. Whether or not I like my house doesnt depend on how the furniture is arranged, it depends on how I arrange my mind.

In life I’ve already decided that I like it. Its a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have the choice; I can spend the day in bed, going through the difficulty I have with my body parts that dont work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the parts that do work.

Every day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day and the happy memories Ive stored just for this time in my life. Might even make some new ones if I am lucky.

HAPPINESS is like a bank account: you withdraw from it, what you deposit.

So my advice would be to deposit a lot of happiness into your memory account.

Remember these five simple things:

1.- Free your heart from hate/discord.
2.- Free your mind from worries.
3.- Live Simply.
4.- Give more.
5.- Take less.
❤️

Dave, Jan, KK, and “Quick Turn” Jack had a blast from start to finish...just a short fun ride for the boys as a treat but the dolphins showed up and kept us company, jumping and broaching, then up the creek sightseeing, and finally a run up to the top of the “Sugar Loaf Dune” just before dark! Great time with great folks....I had a blast with them!....more to come soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Dave, Jan, KK, and “Quick Turn” Jack had a blast from start to finish...just a short fun ride for the boys as a treat but the dolphins showed up and kept us company, jumping and broaching, then up the creek sightseeing, and finally a run up to the top of the “Sugar Loaf Dune” just before dark! Great time with great folks....I had a blast with them!....more to come soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an amazing trip and we will definitely be planning another trip soon!

Just to our north, a most unusual occurrence! Cute, huh? ... See MoreSee Less

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Cristin Moore Brand Denise Moore Wenzel You guys see this? How cool!

Blackbeard, a notorious pirate, frequented the Capt Fear River and Wilmington as a supply port! Died in Ocracoke Inlet at the hands of Lt. Maynard of the British Navy. There were many others in our river valley.... ... See MoreSee Less

Blackbeard, a notorious pirate, frequented the Capt Fear River and Wilmington as a supply port! Died in Ocracoke Inlet at the hands of Lt. Maynard of the British Navy. There were many others in our river valley....Image attachment
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