Much like the rest of these United States, it’s been a long cold winter in eastern North Carolina. But, just in the last week or so, things have begun to warm up.
Along the coast, folks are beginning to test out boats and make sure things are still running after all the cold. I was fortunate last week to spend some time with a friend on the Pamlico River in Washington, North Carolina.
Washington’s waterfront area is bordered by two bridges, one just to the east of the waterfront is a train trestle with a drawbridge, and the other, just west of the waterfront, is a drawbridge that takes US 17 Business over the River and serves as the dividing line between the Tar River and the Pamlico River.
Washington’s waterfront is an estuary where salt water meets fresh, and just east of the waterfront, the Pamlico begins to open up leading near Beaufort County’s eastern border to the Pamlico Sound, and out to the Outer Banks and the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s a pretty neat place, and we hope to share even more about Washington, Beaufort County, and all of eastern North Carolina in the months to come.
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