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Old 08-25-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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I decided not to go to FL for labor day w/e, so I took the day off from work and drove to Ft. Fisher. I felt like I was back in FL! Palm trees, pelicans

Now if only it didn't take 3 hrs each way from Durham.

Love the aquarium too.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Yes, the aquarium there is very nice. My favorite between that one and the one on Roanoke Island. I haven't been to the one in Pine Knoll Shores since they renovated it.

Ft. Fisher is a lovely area. I love the trees near the historic site.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:44 AM
 
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I enjoyed the aquarium but was disappointed in Ft. Fisher. I think I was expecting something along the lines of Ft. Sumter in SC and it isn't anything like that. Liz
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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Speaking of palm trees, I was surprised to see a fair-sized, healthy Canary Island date palm growing near the entrance to the Fort Fisher aquarium. The winter of 2010-2011 was brutal, but this palm shows little or no damage (I visited the site in March of this year). Perhaps the Fort Fisher area has a microclimate warmer than the rest of Wilmington, as I have not seen any other healthy examples of this species around here. I saw a dead one near Southport, and there is one growing in the Hooters parking lot on Market Street, but it has no trunk to speak of, just a crown. Wilmington is just too cold for this species.
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