Sunset on Bath Creek, just north of the Pamlico River
During the much heralded blue moon a few weeks ago (July 2015), I was able to spend some time fishing with a friend during several evenings when the sun was setting and the blue moon was rising.
We began at the Quarterdeck Marina in historic Bath, North Carolina on Back Creek. Bath is on a small Peninsula bordered by Bath Creek to the west and Back Creek to the east.
Back Creek flows into Bath Creek, and Bath Creek flows into the Pamlico River about 10 miles east of Washington, North Carolina, and about a third of the way along the Pamlico’s run from Washington to the Pamlico Sound.
Sunset from the south side of the Pamlico
We crossed the Pamlico to a spot where the flounder were biting along the south side of the river not far from the small town of Aurora, North Carolina (famous locally for the Aurora Fossil Museum).
A little grainy with the iPhone – the full moon rising
As the Pamlico flows almost exactly east to west, we were able to catch both the sunset and the moon rise simultaneously.
Heading back north towards Bath
While the sunsets translate better in my photos, it was hard to decide which direction to look.
The water was a bit rough getting across the Pamlico, but the Striped Bass were biting in Bath Creek just as the sun was slipping behind the trees.
I was able to grab a final few shots of the blue moon on the rise, though my hand was a little too shaky for a sharp one.
The bridge over Back Creek heading out of Bath
Our family has been fortunate to be able to spend time on and along the Pamlico this year, making some great friends in the process.
Reach out if you would like enjoy some of these wonderful sunsets in and around North Carolina’s oldest town – we’d be happy to offer some ideas!
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