Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fishing Trawlers, Holden Beach, North Carolina

A Sunday sunset on the Intercoastal Waterway at Holden Beach. While Holden Beach itself is a location for beach cottages and vacation places, the ICW is where the real work gets done as evidenced by the fishing trawlers tied up at the dock. This keeps the trawlers safe from ocean storms which the barrier islands do not. Some of these boats are commercial fishers while others take sports fishermen out far into the Atlantic to search for tuna, blue marlins, king mackeral and the like.

You can travel the Intercoastal Waterway all the way from Norfolk, Virginia to Key West, Florida, although you can continue to Maine using bays and canals, but that will bring you at times into the open ocean. Using the ICW is what most recreational boaters will do as it provides safe navigation.


Anyes said...

Such a stunning Sunset Karen, I am so glad I came to visit :-)

Enjoy your week xo

Ron Ruiter said...

That is a fantastic shot...but I know it was even more beautiful to see in person. Thanks for the photo.

Karen said...

Anyes: Thank you. Should we start doing Sunset Sundays again?

Ron: I love to take sunset shots at the beach, but then I love to take sunset shots anywhere here in North Carolina. It's a great state for photos, isn't it?

Ron Ruiter said...

Yes, NC is the best. Fell in love with NC back in 1964 when I was a Navy Corpsman attached to the 10 th Marines. Finally made it back after 40 years. So much here in Charlotte, the small towns in our surrounding area, the beaches, and the mountains. We just have it all down here. Love the state and the people here. Love shooting pics here for my blog also.