The channel from their marina meets the sound at a great place to catch the evening sun this time of year.
It is always beautiful watching the sun slip into the waters of Bogue Sound.
Usually it is a pleasant experience, standing out there by the water as the sun drops down below the horizon.
Last evening was a little different. It was cold and windy. I was looking for a place to warm my hands when I got back to the car.
When I mentioned in an email last night that I was cold at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, someone from Memphis made fun of me because it was already 16 degrees there.
Most people will agree that cold is relative.
When we lived on the farm north of Fredericton, New Brunswick, I often worked outside without any gloves until the temperatures dropped below twenty degrees below zero Fahrenheit. It was something you got used to doing.
Now I enjoy seeing what the temperatures are more than working in them. I have a long list of weather spots that I check every morning.
Most of them are places where I have lived or traveled. Some are places where I wanted to live, like Deer Lake, Newfoundland, which I found to be a very charming spot in the early seventies, or Charlottetown, PEI, where I once opened a computer store for Datamaster when I was their sales manager.
In the winter I even like to call some of my former neighbors in Canada to find out how much snow they have on the ground.
I could just use this really neat snow cover map that I have found, but I also enjoy talking to old friends.
Speaking of old friends, one of my college roommates who moved to Pittsboro, NC from Halifax, Nova Scotia, took off on a trip yesterday to Florida.
We were instant messaging this morning, and he told me it was 19F in Cedar Key, Florida.
If you want some reasonably priced orange juice, now would be a good time to run to the grocery store if it were not so cold.
The best news that I have heard, aside from West Virginia beating Oklahoma, is that the cold weather will be over by Saturday.
When temperatures along the North Carolina's coast get back into the sixties, I might get back into my kayak.