Wrightsville Beach to Southport - 2016
Wrightsville Beach to Southport
|A dredge works in the channel in the Cape Fear River.|
|This large private motor yacht passed us coming down the Cape Fear |
River. Instead of hailing us on the radio, he just gave us a
single blast of his horn to indicate he was
going to pass on our starboard.
|This is a shot of some of the waterfront businesses in Southport. The Provisions|
Company is the low building on the right of this image with the red
roof. There are several restaurants in this area.
|This sign post is outside on the deck at the Fishy Fishy Cafe. It is |
unusual to see Pottstown, PA on this sign post along with
other more well known cities around the world.
(I was born in Pottstown, PA.)
|This classic old fishing/shrimp boat, named Alice Belle, was built in 1946.|
|There are many beautiful old homes like this one built in the late 1800's to the |
early 1900's in Southport--this one is nicely shadowed by live oaks. There
are also a lot of mature palm trees around the historic homes.
|Some homes are very colorful like this blue house with the yellow front door. |
Most of these old homes are in an area known by
the locals as "Old Southport."
Southport has a population of 2,833 but swells to more than twice that number during the summer. The town can be seen in the television series Dawson's Creek, Under the Dome, Revenge, and Matlock. There have also been a number of movies filmed here, including Safe Haven.
|A beautiful sunset on October 25 from Southport Marina. The ICW channel |
can be seen on the far left side of this image. In this area of
North Carolina a lot of the ICW runs east-west.