just thanks

Thank you. Gosh I’m pretty much over-whelmed with the support.  I was amazed with the well wishes on here, on Facebook and on Instagram from people I never even knew knew me if you know what I mean…plus the lovely Beach Cottage ladies who have been with me since I started this blog have been [...]

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Sealion(s) for Sale Just in Time for Xmas!

Interested in a Sealion?! Summer 2014 is currently a distant thought, but it will be here soon, and the perfect ride to catch those summer-time waves is the AHD Sealion. Of course the board will work great anytime of year and indeed given its stability and use in light wind/mild surf, it works great during the winter months as falls are kept to a minimum and its easy to remain high, dry, and warm!

All in all, if you are interested, I have the following available:

2013 Sealion 83:  $ 1100
2013 Sealion Pro:  $ 1100
Contact me

Recent pics of the Sealion 83 for sale!
Keith McCulloch on the Sealion during the 2013 AWT Hatteras Wave Jam!

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just a Beach cottage blog

G’Day Beach Cottage Beautifuls, how are you?  Glad it’s Friday? Me too. Some darlings for you from my recent trip to Tassie, just when I thought Australia couldn’t get much better I landed in Tasmania.  And then this.  I heart you Australia.  Again. Not really many words here apart from beautiful, extraordinary and inspirational.  Well [...]

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just Beach Cottage love

Sponsored Post for Abbotts Village Bakery G’day lovely Beach Cottage people. OK, I don’t think it is any surprise to anyone that I love bread and I always have done and I don’t, really, think I could choose my favourite way to eat it…with my Friday night curry Indian style, yes please, a baguette in [...]
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Just Imagine Your Favorite Outdoor Place…

Now that the spell of NE winds have subsided on the OBX, we begin to look at the upcoming SW opportunities and wavesailing potential for the east facing beaches. However, one dark stain on opportunity to enjoy the best breaks on the islands is the current state of access ramp closures along the east facing beaches. Basically every ramp is closed except for Ramp 30.

The following is a guest writeup by Keith McCulloch:

Just imagine your favorite outdoor place..maybe it is a mountain, a stream, a river, a lake, a beach, or a trail. Maybe its a place where your mom or dad introduced you to when your were a kid. A place that you have brought your own children to enjoy or plan on it. A place preserved by our great National Park System. Even as a young kid I realized the greatness and importance of setting aside special recreational places for the enjoyment of all. I was comforted knowing that this place is always going to be like this. “Isn’t it great that no one is going to build a condo complex or a go kart track here destroying the landscape and cutting off access.” Back then I was proud that there were organizations like the serria club and the audobon out there defending our lands keeping anything “bad” in check, an advocate for the enviroment. How shocking now to realize that these very groups are the ones exploiting the environment for monetary gain, not some greedy developer! Your Federal Parks are now being closed little by little. Using “Ecological misinformation” to flat out propaganda and lies. The NPS, Sierra Club, and the Audobon Society are systematically shutting down access to your public Federal Parks all over the USA. Week by week they are using your donations to fatten their bank accounts, land grab, hire lawyers, and gain political power. The closing of a Federal Park should be a crime along with the fabrication of photos and so called scientific data they use to do it! — Our Parks are getting smaller and smaller due to privatized interests and ecological lobbying scams. Its so sad that these once noble organizations have lost their way. Now they are being run by people that are praying on the care and concern of the American people, to make easy money. These folks have found out, that it is a lot easier to sit in your pajamas and type up lies on your computer and generate MILLIONS in donations than to actually go out and make a difference by solving the tough problems, “heck trying to stop someone from killing a whale is dangerous, you might get shot at!! Why bother?” Sarcasm aside…don’t think for a moment that this is limited to a few areas. They are coming for your favorite place next, they have to keep the revenue stream going.

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