Cape Fear Peninsula – 5 pics

Recently my Scout Troop camped at Carolina Beach State Park, just south of Wilmington, North Carolina.  I was afforded the opportunity to capture some great shots.  Here are my favorites.

The first image is from the deck of the USS North Carolina WWII battleship moored at Wilmington, NC on the Cape Fear.

Cape Fear River Scene
Cape Fear River Scene

The fisherman below was captured on an erosion protection wall at Fort Fisher.  The fort protected blockade runners supplying the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Fisherman at Fort Fisher
Fisherman at Fort Fisher

Though a nice composition, the image below shows erosion damage from Snow’s Cut, which connects the Intracostal Waterway at Carolina Beach with the Cape Fear River.  Built in 1930 to provide a shorter route to Wilmington for commercial and recreational vessels, the cut has been an environmental disaster to the area.

Snow Cut Looking East
Snow Cut Looking East

Below are two carnivorous plant species which naturally occur in the Wilmington area. Having grown up in the area, I recently asked my mother if she found venus fly trap plants as a young girl.  She indicated “why oh yes, they were almost everywhere”.  Unfortunately, today they are now endangered because of people intentionally removing them from their natural habitat.  We saw these two fine specimens while on a carnivorous plant tour at Carolina Beach State Park.

Venus Fly Trap
Venus Fly Trap
Yellow Pitcher Plant
Yellow Pitcher Plant

Speaking of my mother, my sisters and I just lost her yesterday.  She died peacefully at the Charlotte Medical Center in Pineville.  Therefore, I would like to dedicate this post to my loving mother, Marjorie Nelle Young.

Thanks for visiting and Happy 4th of July!

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5 thoughts on “Cape Fear Peninsula – 5 pics

  1. This is a great post with excellent images, worthy of dedication to your mother. I am very sorry about your loss. Hopefully she’s in a better place now, rather than in our troubled world.

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