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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by The Opa, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Resuming in the morning, on NC 53 between Burgaw and the Angola crossroad.





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    Just have to feel for all the people living in this area.


















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  2. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    This stream is Back Swamp. It flows into Cypress Creek which in turn empties in the North East Cape Fear River. Once I turned away from 53 I saw much less sign of devastation.








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    It was a captivating place.









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    Just a few miles from Back Swamp










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    Slow on the camera draw. Crossing North East Cape Fear River.









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  3. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Heading farther inland I thought this was a big farm operation for this part of the country. It had a family owned name on it, and as I continued I saw several Smithfield plants and outside Turkey, NC a Butterball plant.






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    Riding through Fayetteville, NC.









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    Used to see cotton fields everywhere around here. Now not so much.








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    Crossing the Great Pee Dee River












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    Getting ready for the ghouls in Chesterfield, SC










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    The house described on the historic sign is partially hidden by the tree, Presbyterian Church across intersection.










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    Chesterfield has many historic homes with signs. Mostly hidden by old trees.








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  4. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Couple of 'old place' shots








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    Crossing the Catawba River








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    L & C (Lancaster & Chester) local work going on








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    The Broad River bridge (retirement plan project for those building it) in Lockhart, SC.







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    Broad River at Lockhart.








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    Lockhart Canal, feeding a power plant. That's why the Broad River never has much water right here.






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    And home again.













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  5. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Thanks Loren. Nice pics. Who picks up all the stuff the hurricane ruined?
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    I expect mostly it is county contracted. I did see some different style, sort of Euro looking to me, oversize tired trailer trucks that were obviously trash trucks. Also saw pickups with trailers and signs indicating they were involved in pick-up. And saw a track hoe loading one of the big trucks, should have gone back for the picture.
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  7. Jallal

    Jallal Adventurer

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    Looks rough up there. Still better than the OC, though, JS.
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