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Old 06-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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I have had a number of questions from people interested in moving to the NC coast about what it is like to live on a big coastal river near the ocean. We have been living on the White Oak River near Swansboro and Emerald Isle for nearly six years. It has been a very interesting and somewhat humbling experience.

Just in the last couple of years, we have survived a day with over 20 inches of rain, Hurricane Irene, and most recently a tornado which brushed our neighborhood.

I am no stranger to the power of mother nature but somehow here on the coast we live so close to the outside world that weather, storms, water and wind leave more vivid impressions than they do further inland.

It is hard to believe that the White Oak which this morning hardly had a ripple can transform itself in just hours into very uninviting water. More detailed thoughts on this at this post, Life by the River.

The quiet river has turned into a churning mass of whitecaps this evening.

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