"Every Picture Tells a Story ... Don't it:" The Southern North Carolina Coast: Part III | Eastern North Carolina Now

Water, water everywhere and the cradle of much of North Carolina's rich history.

    Our visit along North Carolina's southern coast continues as we travel to the southernmost section of New Hanover County, the peninsular between the Atlantic Ocean the Cape Fear River. We also cross the Cape Fear River into Brunswick County from Fort Fisher to Southport, North Carolina. This continuation of the article from a short time earlier, "Every Picture Tells a Story ... Don't it:" The Southern North Carolina Coast: Part II, gives us a short look on a long day in most everyone's favorite season - Summer.

    One of three North Carolina Aquariums is this one just south of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area: Above. Just a mile from the aquarium is this beautiful unspoiled beach that reminds me so much of Fort Macon or the untamed, unspoiled National Seashore. It was a most blustery day: Below.

    Looking north with the sun at my back, and then looking back south and into the Summer sun: Above and below.

    At Federal Point, the location of of the Fort Fisher / Southport Ferry, my 'stang was the last vehicle to board: Above. It was a hot, blustery day and making the next images was a bit harder time than I generally have making images. Incidentally, the next picture is of the Remnants of Battery Buchanan of the former Fort Fisher, which anchors this southern point of the island: Bottom.

    On such a day with so much sun and wind, there were so many wind surfers. I took some pictures. These are two of them: Above and below.

    Along the way to Southport, North Carolina, one notices, first - the unspoiled dunes along the western shore of the Cape Fear Peninsular, second - the many colorful floating and stationary buoys along the route, third - the many birds that inhabit the sandy islands in this river near the mouth where the Cape Fear enters into the Atlantic Ocean: Above. Click upon the map for an enlarged view: Below.

    Flying alongside the ferry is this flock of Brown Pelicans: Above. Lighted buoy bobs on the rough river lend its color to a beautiful day: Below.

    The many birds, some Gulls and Pelicans, that inhabit these sandy islands just east of the ferry route: Above and below.

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