Across North Carolina: Volume XVI

    This is the sixteenth 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 Sixteenth Pictorial Trek from Here to There and Back Again

Second of a two part series regarding eastern North Carolina waterfront and the many wild things.
Part Two

In the Beaufort County, where the one railroad trestle crosses the Pamlico River, we cross that trestle at Washington, NC in late winter, and I look west toward Washington: Above. And then, from Washington's waterfront, just after Christmas, I look toward the trestle and Castle island, where the Seagulls can not find a settled point in the heavy, and uncommon snow: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    We stay in Beaufort County, along the waterfront of Washington, North Carolina before heading east in fairer weather.
Along the waterfront of downtown Washington, we find this lonely Cormorant: Above. Moving just one county east, we find a reflective moment at the Mattamuskeet Lodge: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    Moving north, and then east toward Nags Head, we take a respite and a walk.
First, we take a walk along the water's edge along Edenton Bay, where we get a good look at the Edenton Waterfront, here in Chowan County: Above. Then, we take a walk along the water's edge of a creek that nourishes the Scuppernong River in Tyrrell County in the county seat of Columbia: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    We then sojourn one more county to the east, the last county east, and the furthermost county east - Dare - to the seaside town of Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The surf and the foam of the turbulent energy of the mighty North Atlantic Ocean: Above. It is the home of fish, birds and large mammals - like these playful Dolphins: Below. And then a single Pelican drawn in like the arrow launched from a bow to the blue waters below: Further below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

And here below.

    We leave North Carolina's most eastern county, Dare, and then head south to North Carolina's most southern county, Brunswick, where we find a far different creature in the wild.
In Orton Pond of the county of Brunswick, we find the creature at the top of the food chain - the North American Alligator: Above. Even in Wilmington, just across the Cape Fear River from Brunswick County, we see waterfront at an old saw mill, and there the water shallows conducive to an Alligator habitat: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click images to expand.

    In New Hanover's county seat of Wilmington, the old saw mill is a rare site, and what is more common is the fine waterfront scenes along the storied Cape Fear River.
A summer stroll along Wilmington's Cape Fear River waterfront: Above. A slow ride along Wilmington's shady, breezy streets in the horse-drawn carriage is another fine option: Below.     photos by Stan Deatherage    Click image to expand.

    And then back home to the Pamlico River ...
Back in Washington, NC, we watch the sunset over the Pamlico River at the trestle in the clear cold air of December: 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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