Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Historic Fort Fisher



The scent of musket fire remains in the air, and if you listen hard you can hear cannon fire, screams of soldiers, orders being barked, horses neighing. Fort Fisher is a National Historic Civil War Landmark found on a slim finger of land below Wilmington, North Carolina.




A boardwalk takes you through the wetlands. A relatively short walk, the boardwalk takes you around the earthen bunkers, through the salt marsh and beneath towering live oaks.




It is very quiet.




Ocean-going vessels can be seen traveling to the Atlantic where once a great battle raged.





Besides our talking the only sounds were of wind and birds.




A great place for reflection.




Wind-swept live oaks.




My favorite trees.




Fort Fisher has a marvelous website. For more information go here.

6 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a lovely area for a walk. It is hard to believe a battle was fought there. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Hilda R.B said...

Thanks for the trip in a beautiful area. Beautiful images of the trees. Thanks for sharing.

Bo Mackison said...

Oooh, I love live oaks. I remember seeing them on a couple of plantation restorations in Louisiana--beautiful, aren;t they.

And I love walking on boardwalks, too, above the marshes. Yes, it's a very quiet space. Thanks for sharing.

Gaelyn said...

I find the history palpable in most cultural sites I've visited. So glad many of these places have been protected.

Check out this link about the idea: http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/05/reader-participation-day-has-national-park-service-been-led-astray-congress-and-become-catchall-agen8094?nocache=1#comment-30691

Owen Einarson aka RawLivinGuy said...

I love the phots picturing myself walking through theose woods would be so tranquil and uplifting love nature love this blog.

Carol said...

Amazing trees. I would not want to hear the stories they might tell of battles . . . if they are old enough that is. Beautiful place!

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