A shot of the Cape Fear river bathed in the soft golden glow of sunrise and early morning mist.
The Cape Fear river, 202 miles long, is located in the east-central part of North Carolina. The river runs into the Atlantic Ocean at Bald Head Island. When the river was first explored and charted, the river was named Cape Fair.
In early times of exploration, many ships fell victim to the rock ledge and were shipwrecked which led to calling the river Cape Fear versus Cape Fair. Despite several attempts in the early years to give the river a more gentle name, i.e., Cape Fair, Cape Faire, the fear explorers felt when navigating ships in the area, Cape Fear stuck.
|a Great Blue Heron flies across the river|