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A Week at the Beach, An Emerald Isle Travel Guide [Kindle Edition]

David Sobotta , Glenda Sobotta
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Beach vacations are a tradition in North Carolina, and A Week at the Beach describes the best way to enjoy the beaches and wonderful waters surrounding Emerald Isle and Swansboro, NC. It is written by someone who lives in the area and enjoys boating, kayaking, beach walking, and fishing. Information is provided on local attractions, restaurants, and day trips. This is an intimate and detailed view of the Crystal Coast portion of North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. It comes with stunning bird and beach pictures.

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About the Author

David worked at Apple from 1984 until 2004. He was there to see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the insanely great. 

His first career was 10 years of raising purebred cattle. Running a large farm far from a safety net provided a great foundation for someone who would survive for so long in the high tech pressure cooker of Apple.  His farm was in Canada north of Fredericton, New Brunswick on the banks of the Tay River in what some would call wilderness.

Those first 30 years of David's professional life on the farm and as a Silicon Valley computer soldier forged his character. Life on the farm taught him that who you are is far more important than what you do. How much money one makes is not the measure in life which matters. How you treat others is far more important than any money one might make. 

Corporate life reinforced his belief that standing up for what is right is fundamental to any life of value.

Beyond that David is greatly influenced by where he now lives and believes that how we treat the coastal marsh is  a measure of how much we care for future generations.

David spends his life after Apple immersed in the extraordinary natural beauty of North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. He can often be found walking the beaches or out on the water in his kayak or skiff chasing fish or a great sunset.  Photography is one of his great passions.

David has commented that by doing the right thing for the right reasons, enough money to get by seems to make it into his bank account. He counts himself blessed and sleeps well at night.
David's high school years were spent at McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard College in 1971.  He was proud to apply the training he received from studying Colonial America History to his successful career of raising cattle.
Rumors that his book, The Pomme Company, is causing iPads running Kindle reader to overheat are unfounded.  According to David, users are holding their iPads incorrectly.

Product Details

  • File Size: 934 KB
  • Print Length: 87 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008DO6MN4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Joe
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Dave Sobotta is a great writer with an intimate knowledge of the Crystal Coast area and its attractions. If you are thinking about a vacation on Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast, this is well worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars helpful guide October 7, 2013
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Lots of good info for a modest price. We will utilize this guide often, as well as all the links to maps, online resources, and Mr. Sabotta's web pages, as we plan our third year vacationing on Emerald Isle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide to What Looks Like a Great Place September 28, 2013
By Scott
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I have never set foot on Emerald Isle. I have been looking for a retirement spot that is close to the shore and avoids Chicago winters while not being terribly built up.

I stumbled on to the 2012 edition of Sobotta's travel guide and decided this area has real possibilities, so I decided to gamble that the new edition would give me more info. Wow! The new edition marks a qualitative leap forward. The text is comprehensive and concise and contains even more information than last year's edition. The fact that Sobotta is both an experienced traveler and an experienced resident of the area shows through in all the topics he covers. And the book is jammed with maps and photos.

But best of all, Sobotta has taken real advantage of the possibilities inherent in a Kindle book. The central text is short, and it is very easy to find what you are looking for. But it is also stuffed with links on every page that can bring in more detail on any aspect of the guide -- down to the menus of some of the restaurants he likes.Everything you could possibly need is inside -- whether you are reading in your arm chair or have it next to you as you drive to a recommended grocery store.

This brings me to the last big plus of David's guide. It is professionally done and covers all the bases, but it is also deeply personal and includes many opinions based on his own rich experience of the area. This is the best travel guide I have seen to date. It has convinced me that I owe it to myself to plan a North Carolina trip soon.
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