Monthly Archives: April 2017

Shackleford Banks, a Rachel Carson heritage

Beaufort, NC, Sunday April 30, 2027 Difficult to find a pristine place untouched by civilization on this earth. In America it is possible , thanks to people like President Theodore Roosevelt, the mastermind of National Parks, and some other environmentalists … Continue reading

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Observations along the road

Beaufort, NC, Sat April 30th One of the many advantages of travelling by bike is to see things one would not see in a car, and even less in a plane. America is well known for its gun friendly culture, … Continue reading

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Tidewater

NewBern, NC, Friday April 28, 2017 In ” American Nations, a history of the eleven rival regional cultures of North America , an insightful book published in 2011, author Colin Woodward strongly differentiates The two cultures of Tidewater and Yankeedom … Continue reading

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America’s first English child

Engelhard, North Carolina, Thursday April 27 Most people believe that the first settlers arrived with Captain Smith at Jamestown in 1609 and with the Mayflower at Plymouth in Massachusetts in 1620. Not true! A first colony was established in 1587 … Continue reading

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I A very small flight but a giant leap for humanity

Corolla, Outer Banks, Wednesday April 26 Today , everything seems natural to us: driving comfortable cars at 80 mph, sitting in a fast train at 250 Km/h, flying from Europe to the US in 8 hours, exchanging pictures on smartphones, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia, the cradle of American democracy

Merton, Tuesday April 25 ,2017 Last week opened in Philadelphia a brand new museum of the American Revolution, in the historical area , right next to Independence Hall . This is were it all started, when a group of enlightened … Continue reading

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