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Seascapes: Pamlico storm

seascapesNorth Carolina’s Pamlico Sound stretches 80 miles from Manteo and the Dare County mainland south to Portsmouth Island and Cape Lookout National Seashore. On good days, it’s a water wonderland, with fishing, boating, sailing and an abundance of wildlife.



N.C. townhome a getaway with easy ICW access

wfjpg“I’ve always enjoyed the gorgeous view of Oriental Harbor,” says Alice Underhill, a 69-year-old former North Carolina state lawmaker who owns a waterfront townhome in the center of the village of Oriental, N.C. “It’s so relaxing to sit on our porch and just watch the water and the boats.”



Seascapes: Cozy cove

seascapesOil painting by West Fraser

West Fraser was making one of his regular trips to Maine to paint when he came upon a waterfront scene in the Boothbay region that caused him to stop and set up his easel. Painting on the spot, or en plein air, the 60-year-old South Carolina artist created Cozy Cove, an 18-by-24-inch oil and a good example of the “richly painted, atmospheric vistas” that have made him well-known over a 30-year career.



A boat-shaped home on a Connecticut lake

waterfrontS.S. Sweeney, Jack Sweeney’s boat-shaped home, rose from the ashes of his fire-destroyed cottage on Hitchcock Lake in Connecticut.



Heading up: Oil painting by Harley Bartlett

seascapes1Blue sky, an easy current and a light morning breeze to belly the sail on the catboat. A snug harbor is left behind as a distant horizon beckons. It’s a fine day to be at the tiller in Harley Bartlett’s Heading Up.



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