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Saturday, July 4, 2009

7.4 - Happy 233rd!

Green's Creek offered the perfect anchorage for viewing the Croaker Fest fireworks
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The town of Oriental's annual Croaker Fest is always the first Saturday in July... this year that happened to fall on Independence Day, so multiple fireworks shows were visible from atop the Hwy. 55 bridge tonight... I counted five displays going on at once along the horizon.

The above photo was taken from near the top of the Hwy 55 bridge over Smith's Creek, looking west up Green's Creek... the fireworks were shot off from Dewey Point, the purported favorite vacation spot of Blackbeard the Pirate, and one of many places he is supposed to have buried treasure.

The photo below was taken from the bridge, but looking in a Southeasterly direction... Plenty of boats anchored in Oriental harbor and in the river Neuse near the harbor entrance... Notice the TWO FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ON THE HORIZON (one near center, the other on the right side):

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If you can't be on a boat in the creek or harbor, the bridge is the best vantage point for the fireworks... it is closed off to traffic during the display:

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When the fireworks ended, boats started weighing anchor and clearing out of Green's Creek:

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