Thursday, March 03, 2005

Shot in "film grain"-Beaufort waterfront looking east. Beaufort is a small town, population around 5,000 but is a very popular port-o'-call for mariners moving up or down the intracoastal waterway. During the spring, summer and fall the town docks will be filled with huge yachts and sailboats from all over the world. It's fun just to check out the boat names and home ports of the various boats. It is not uncommon to stumble upon some movie or TV "star" having coffee in one of the shops. The attraction of Beaufort is it's New England fishing village charm, its quiet tree lined streets and stately houses and also its outstanding restaurants where you can enjoy five-star dining in shorts, sandals and a baseball cap.
This photo was shot looking east on the boardwalk that abuts Taylor's Creek, a deepwater creek that separates Beaufort from Carrot Island, the main portion of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve. Carrot Island features its own herd of wild banker ponies, remnants of the herds brought here by early Spanish settlers in the 1600's. Traveling east along Taylors Creek will take you eventually into the North River and Middle Marsh area which is the gateway to the Cape Lookout National Seashore, a 55 mile thin strip of the Outer Banks that runs from Cape Lookout to Ocracoke Inlet.Posted by Hello


Blogger Christina said...

Great shot!

7:18 PM  
Anonymous rawblues said...

Nice blog....enjoyed it and the camera work.

11:36 PM  

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