Steeple envy never really caught on here.
After two days driving in heavy rain squalls I arrived Saturday evening in downtown Wilmington NC.
Captain (with microphone) and owner keep watch and tell the tales.
An egret walks the shoreline of the west channel.
It's abandoned, about to be salvaged.
How not to park your boat.
A big expensive house is still getting repaired.
A largish 'yacht' motors past. Apparently the local sport is to see if you can shake up the people on the pontoon boat.
Ruins of a house, on an island in the White Oak River, north of Swansboro.
Hurricane Florence rearranged the Ice House restaurant - no blg loss in my estimation.
On the boat tour, a view of the just repainted Capt. Phillips shrimp boat.
Relaxation before lunch.
This damaged hulk was built in 1896 as the Baptist church, but they dissipated.
Lady Swan boat, the vessel to be used for the afternoon tour.
The Olde Brick Store, Swansboro NC.
Japanese maples on an automatic watering system at this commercial distribution nursery. Nothing is grown here - it's all shipped…
Another day, another commercial presentation, this time by a 'horticulturalist' who was really just a salesman.
Main formal garden area.
The necessary, in the Governor's quarters.
Dining room display.