Castle Island has been many things in its history but in its long association with Washington, North Carolina, it has never been abandoned.
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.
Pilings lashed together are called dolphins. Dolphins riddled with rot and bent by the current like this one in the Pamlico River opposite Washington, NC are simply called debris.
The bridge over the Pamlico River is concrete and stolid but in the early morning light it becomes briefly mysterious.