Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Watery Wednesday #4: Beaufort Sunset


"Beaufort Sunset"
Beaufort, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Watery Wednesday

If you're visiting the Crystal Coast, Beaufort is one stop you do not want to miss. Steeped in history, Beaufort is the third oldest town in the state (with Bath and Edenton ranked ahead of it) and is home to fine restaurants, charming independently owned inns and shops the state Maritime Museum and more historic sites than you can point a camera at. During the peak season, tours of the historic district run daily and harbor cruises run several times a day. You can catch a ferry to one of the barrier islands that protect the harbor or simply relax on the boardwalk and gawk at the obscenely expensive boats moored there.

And unless the clouds roll in, one thing you can count on every day is the sunset over the harbor and Carrot Island (background). Inspiring, isn't it?

The town operates on "beach time" which is slower than standard time, and if I've encountered a friendlier place, I don't remember it.


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14 comments:

mirage2g said...

The golden glow of the sun is special. Too bad the ferry ride is expensive, I would love to cruise there. Enjoy the rest of the day!-Vienna Daily

Leora said...

Pretty and peaceful. Sounds like a calming sort of place. Love the glow of your photo.

Guy D said...

That is a great pic, what I would do to own one of those babies.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice pic and I love the color in that sunset.
:-)

tarheelrambler said...

My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time in Beaufort. One of our favorite visits is the Old Burial Ground because of the sense of history there. We have also eaten in several of the restaurants and they are all great.

The photo of the sunset is beautiful and captures the feeling of that village very nicely.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The colour of the sky is lovely reflected in the water.

People with Cameras said...

That's a very beautiful photo! Gorgeous sunset.

BNS said...

Based on your description (and photo), I think I would like to visit Beaufort. I particularly like the idea of the Maritime Museum. I always love those. Nice post for Watery Wednesday.

Denise said...

Golden light on boats and water, gorgeous!

iamjanujennifer said...

That is one spectacular sunset! So pretty!

It's my first time to join watery wednesday. My entry is posted here. Hope you can drop by!

(i cannot insert my wordpress open id, so i will just use my blogger so i can comment here)

Carletta said...

Lovely sunset!
Be nice to sitting on one of those boats. Sitting mind you - I couldn't afford to be sailing one. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

the colours are stunning........

Gill in Canada

Rambling Woods said...

A belated Happy Birthday and I hope you are feeling better..lovely area you live in...

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AscenderRisesAbove said...

watery wednesday, wordsmith prompts, ruby tuesay, hnt, blue monday, mono monday... all these places I have never heard of. thanks for sharing all of them with us. now I am going to go check them out!