Eastern North Carolina, from north to south, here Downeast, is a most unique stretch of ground where real people live, and have lived, and now we make our way to Wilmington, NC, in New Hanover County, to catch a glimpse of how folks live by analyzing their surroundings.
A gentle stroll along Wilmington's storied waterfront: Above. And not more than a couple of miles away, we view a rustic sawmill along a small creek feeding the Cape Fear River: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
In the New Hanover County / Brunswick County area, the Cape Fear River has long been the most essential component that worked to forge, by its rushing waters, a rich history that continues unto today.
Between the Inland Waterway and the Cape Fear River is the Carolina Beach State Park, with fabulous facilities, that is wonderful for many activities, especially a fine walk along the shoreline: Above. On the other hand, be careful strolling around Orton Pond just a few miles from the southern shore of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.