As luck would have it my vacation fell during a rainy period in Eastern North Carolina. While certainly not a good circumstance for outdoors activities, roadside photography was certainly an option. I decided to drive “Downeast” in Carteret County, North Carolina, aka the Crystal Coast, to see what I could find. The routine was to explore various backroads and upon spotting a photo-op to hop out of my car, take a few images then move on in search of another potential photo. Perhaps not the ideal circumstance for a photo adventure but certainly better than nothing.
“Downeast” includes several fishing villages and communities in the eastern portion of Carteret County. On this drive I visited Atlantic, Cedar Island, Harkers Island, Marshallburg, and Smyrna. All have a long commercial fishing tradition and were once somewhat isolated from the rest of the county until fairly recently.