Across North Carolina: Volume VI

    This is the sixth of a new series of images from across North Carolina from my travels, and from the long intervals that I have spent with my camera making a record of where I have been. Upon examination of these random images, I concluded that best format would be the one page arrangement, where I cut the images to 1280 pixels wide, arrayed in a wide viewed 'fancybox' series, where there is a title of explanation, and maybe a bit more, but mainly, the photo should speak rather than my words. In fact, I plan to put my words on hold for a bit here, which will be to the fine relief of a great many.

    Each series will be random and varied; however, most will center from here in eastern North Carolina, which is closer to my home in northeastern North Carolina, in the county of Beaufort, and the county seat of Washington, my home. From this perspective, we will reach out beyond the myriad waters: fresh and calm, brackish and moving, salty with powerful waves, and get to see North Carolina, where we may know it a little better, if only through images.

    This random display of images of North Carolina, made by the Tar Heel traveler, may have been revealed earlier in BCN, and when I can remember a relative series, I shall link to it; however know that this series of ongoing themes will remain that there is no theme. In this random projection of unrelated images, the series will seek its relevance, its beauty and its strength of purpose.

The Sixth Pictorial Trek from Here to There and Back Again

We begin in Beaufort County, where wildlife, large and small, are in great abundance: Above. The ragged shoreline of Goose Creek State Park along the wide Pamlico River: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    Across this wide swath of a state, we drive 5 1/2 hours to the Watauga County in northwest North Carolina, where Moses Cone Memorial is somewhere between Boone and Blowing Rock.
The The old horse and carriage barn at Moses Cone: Above. The craggy face of Grandfather Mountain above the Blue Ridge Parkway in Avery County: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    And back again to the far northeast of North Carolina, but with a stop in Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, where the Slavic Moravians came here by way of Pennsylvania.
The many monuments of Winston-Salem: Above. And the Moravian Old Salem: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    And then due east about 4 hours to North Carolina's Outer Banks and Nags Head.
Beginning to the morning here in Nags Head near Jennette's Pier: Above. Jennette's Pier rises from the clear, beautiful swirling surf here in Nags Head: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    And then we head about 30 miles on this extensive ribbon of sand to Duck, North Clina on the Currituck Sound.
From here in the center of Duck in Northern Dare County, there is commerce along the sound's shore: Above. Here the wind's whistle in the rattling reeds of an unraveling cattails can be enjoyed by those who contemplate our natural world: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    Oh to be home again ... well close enough in Carteret County
The grazing horses of Shackleford Banks: Above. And the long running dunes sand, an then surf of Core Banks, with the iconic Cape Lookout Light Station in the distance: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    And now to truly be back home ...
... If only for the sunset over the Pamlico River along the Washington, NC waterfront: Above.     photo by Stan Deatherage    Click image to expand.

    We'll do another one of these as the time becomes ready and appropriate. At your leisure, please follow this link to the growing list of this pictorial series - "Across North Carolina".

    Publisher's note: This post appears courtesy of Beaufort County Now from its Across North Carolina series.

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