JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Bald Head Island

Alexandria, Va., photographer recently traveled south for a vacation retreat at Bald Head Island, a village located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, N.C. Just two miles off North Carolina’s southern coast, Bald Head Island — located at the tip of Cape Fear — is home to Old Baldy, the state’s oldest lighthouse, and is a favorite nesting ground for loggerhead turtles. Historically, Bald Head Island played a part in two American wars —  the American Revolution and the Civil War. It is only accessible by ferry from the nearby town of Southport.