This old cypress tree, draped with Spanish moss, leaning over the Pamlico River reaching for the light, is just beginning to smolder with color. In a few weeks, maybe a few days, it will catch fire.
Castle Island has been many things in its history but in its long association with Washington, North Carolina, it has never been abandoned.
Only the infinitesimal calculus of profit and loss determines what survives and what is sacrificed. Tranters Creek is wonderfully unprofitable.
The Norfolk-Southern Railroad bridge across the Pamlico River was a monument to the ascendance of the machine. It was the future made visible.
Norfolk-Southern Railroad Bridge, Pamlico River, NCPrint #2561 The Norfolk-Southern Railroad bridge spans the Pamlico River just downstream of Washington, NC. It was dawn when I paddled out of Runyon Creek.…
Subdued morning light beneath the Highway 17 Bridge, Pamlico River, NC. In the distance, sailboats at anchor, Castle Island, and the Moss Landing Marina.