The craggy, ragged shoreline of Goose Creek State Park is just one of the many unique components of this park that stands alone as the single most environmentally diverse tract of land, open to the public, in this nook of the Inner Banks. On November, 2, 2011, after the Dan Windley Environmental Field Days Event Lunch at Goose Creek State Park, which I attended, I made my way down to the Pamlico River, and that craggy, ragged shoreline.
Each year, if I can find the time to attend the Dan Windley event, sponsored by the Beaufort County Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Goose Creek State Park, I always find time
to take a stroll down along the water's edge - unspoiled by Man, spoiled only by nature. Today, I took my stroll, and I made a few images of how the wild force of nature can tear a shoreline asunder and then put it back together - just different the next time.
With the vast majority of the aging forest of Goose Creek State Park being of the evergreen family, there are few deciduous trees that burst into color this time of the year. Near the waterfront picnic area that exists as the state park's premium location to begin one's access to the Pamlico River (above), I shot this Maple, leaving the green of Summer, to take on the transitioning gold of Autumn: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage.
Click here to enlarge this location map to one of Northeastern North Carolina: Above. Craggy shoreline is the theme of the day along Goose Creek State Park's sandy waterfront: Below. photo by Stan Deatherage
The craggy shoreline of Goose Creek State Park shares two bold motives: To help hold down the shoreline, and to provide a most interesting expression of nature imitating the twisting throes of our human existence: Above and below. photos by Stan Deatherage