Plymouth is one of a number of historic small, scenic towns along the rivers and sounds of northeastern North Carolina near the Outer Banks. The largest town in Washington County, its population is less than 5,000, most living outside the town limits.
Established in 1787, Plymouth became the scene of the second largest Civil War battle in North Carolina less than a century later. The railroad and port accessibility were critical to both sides.
The town has maritime and wildlife museums, along with nationally recognized museum of Civil War artifacts. Other popular tourist delights include a lighthouse, beautiful historic homes and buildings, as well as a riverfront boardwalk. It is a great spot for birdwatching.
BroJoe visited the town recently and saw it from a different perspective.
Looking toward Manteo. . . .
Sunrise, Pea Island, 2/1/14
Pretty peaceful, huh?
Things became much livelier at the beach when the filming of Wicked Tuna got underway later in the day. Wicked Tuna? It’s a National Geographic series filmed in Massachusetts which is now adding a Southern twist, filming in the waters of the Outer Banks. Here’s a link to tell you about it: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/01/10/national-geographic-channel-greenlights-spinoff-series-wicked-tuna-north-vs-south/228374/
And here’s a photo of part of today’s shoot:
Bodie Island Lighthouse
“Everyone wants happiness,
No one wants pain,
But you can’t have a rainbow,
Without a little rain”
- Zion Lee
Okay, maybe not the frozen tundra, but with the unusually cold temperatures, this sure doesn’t look like The Outer Banks.
Fortunately, there are bars and restaurants open year-round, so Locals can get together to discuss just how cold it is.
It looks pretty deserted out there.
Joe Bender is undaunted by the cold and snow. He tried playing with a couple of frogs, but they were stoned.
He made snow angels.
And just plain showed off.
Sunday’s forecast says it may reach the low 60′s. Wonder if he can swim.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. - Mae West