|A television series celebrating the coastal waters
of North Carolina
Cruising Carolina: The Sounds: takes viewers on an unforgettable journey
through some of the most beautiful waters and interesting communities in
coastal North Carolina. The program explores the lands and waters
encompassed by the Albemarle, Pamlico, Roanoke and Croatan Sounds and
includes the Roanoke, Scuppernong, Alligator and Pamlico rivers as well as
Bath Creek and Lake Mattamuskeet.
Our journey begins in Plymouth, a quiet village perched on the banks of the
Roanoke River. One of the smallest of the streams that feed the Albemarle,
the Roanoke is nonetheless a river with a rich past. Colonial trading ships
once made Plymouth their port of call, while decades later one of the most
important naval battles of the Civil War took place on these same waters.
From Plymouth we cruise into Columbia for a sunset kayak trip on the
breathtaking Scuppernong River then continue our journey east to experience
the majesty of the Alligator River. Next stop, historic Manteo and the legendary
Outer Banks. We give viewers a birds eye view from the top of the Bodie
Island Lighthouse, experience the serenity of sunrise at the Pea Island National
Wildlife Refuge and the heart pumping exhilaration of kiteboarding. Then we
head across the Pamlico to the wild mainland shore of Hyde County to hear
the story of the resurrection of the famed Mattamuskeet Lodge. Then it’s on to
sleepy Belhaven to check out one of the most eclectic museums in the country.
We walk the streets of historic Bath and hear the spooky tale of Blackbeard’s
light and finally discover the inspiration of a famed coastal artist in