Belhaven, NC is a quaint fishing village in Beaufort County, located in North Carolina’s Inner Banks region. I love the town website description. It says “Belhaven, cuddled in the midst of Pantego Creek and Pungo River. Once known as Jack’s Neck, then Bellport, finally the town became known as Belhaven which means “beautiful harbor”. Belhaven is known for its fine old homes, some of which were built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.” (source:Belhaven website) I especially like the part that says “cuddled in the midst of Pantego Creek and Pungo River”. That is so poetic. 🙂
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Belhaven is the hometown of singer Little Eva, whose song “The Loco-Motion” was a US #1 hit in 1962. That fact, of course, is only for those of us at a “certain” age – I can see the younger folks reading this and scratching their heads. “Little Eva”, who the heck is that?? 😁
Like many fishing villages here in NC, it has seen better days. Still, there are those making a living from the waters. These little towns are great, picturesque places for those of us looking for photo-ops. They are doubly good for folks like me that like to photograph the boats and old buildings.
I often try to take a photo from different perspectives to see what looks best. I only took two this very sunny day that I was in the town. The photo above was taken looking at the waterway from a side view, closer to the docks, and the one below was taken straight on as I walked from the road. As I started to process the photos, I processed both of them to see which I like the best. Then, I even made one of them black & white, which sometimes works best for photos taken in the bright sun. I have a favorite – do you?? Be sure to let me know in the comments.