Travels

A Trip Through Eastern Carolina: Lake Matamuskeet and Aurora

In mid-October 2007, I took a day off to ride past one of North Carolina's great wonders and the site of what may have been the goofiest argribusiness scheme in US history. Along the way I found some great animals, plants, distinctive architecture, took a couple of ferry rides and dug for fossils at the Aurora Fossil Museum.

Next stop:  the ferry.  Eastern Carolina is laced with rivers, sounds and bays, and so you sometimes have to drives to get to a place that's only a mile away as the seagull flies.  They're always a nice ride if you've got the time.  This is the Aurora Ferry, put in place to make it easy for employees of Potash Crop's phosphate mine, the largest in the world.  We're going across it to get to the Aurora Fossil Museum.
Next stop: the ferry. Eastern Carolina is laced with rivers, sounds and bays, and so you sometimes have to drives to get to a place that's only a mile away as the seagull flies. They're always a nice ride if you've got the time. This is the Aurora Ferry, put in place to make it easy for employees of Potash Crop's phosphate mine, the largest in the world. We're going across it to get to the Aurora Fossil Museum.
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