Cape Fear

Cape Fear Cape Fear is the name of a cape (pictured above) and a river that flows into the Atlantic just southwest of the cape. As a young boy I lived about fifteen miles north of this point in the resort town of Carolina Beach. As this map shows, the eastern coast of the United […]

Beach Scenes

Wrightsville Beach, NC The body of water pictured here is part of Masonboro Sound.  My home during my grammar and high school years was about ten miles south of this point in the town of Carolina Beach.  I spent many hours on this sound puttering around in a small boat with outboard motor.  The boat […]

Canal Drive

Canal Drive This is a recent photograph of Canal Drive, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  It was the site of my last home at the beach before Ann and I moved elsewhere.  As you can see, in this area the ocean is a very short distance from the sound.  It is a place of many beautiful […]

The Winds Came

Tomorrow a devastating hurricane is expected to strike the southeastern coast of North Carolina. It brings to mind my own experiences in that area some 64 and 74 years ago. My family had moved to Carolina Beach in May or June of 1938.  Over the next six years we had a few severe nor’easters, but […]