Set off from the well to do suburb, Princess Anne, of Virginia Beach. The wind was from the north but not too bad and negligible in the swamp and trees. It was a very quick journey through the head of the water system to the mouth, all done in a few hours.
The channel was a lot wider downstream of the Princess Anne Rd bridge
What a fantastic waterway right in the suburbs
There were about ten houses in this area. One bloke in his back yard had a chat and he said there was another blockage up ahead but he didn’t have any dynamite to clear it.
Halfway through. This was very difficult.
It is another world down here, much more fun than in the traffic
Very noisy goose
Into the top of the bay and first channel marker
Some nice homes. Note the bank for discussion lower down
Oysters. They are OK but nothing like the taste of a Sydney Rock Oyster
There’s the bridge at the mouth
Before starting out from the boat ramp we met with Carol Brighton who runs a site called http://www.tidewatercurrent.com/ Carol took us to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation centre just near the boat ramp. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. It was founded in 1967 and has headquarters offices in Annapolis, Maryland. http://www.cbf.org/
Setting out from the boat ramp out of the wind but with a u-turn ahead
Heading into Chesapeake Bay after the bridge was a wee bit rough
This is the bridge that goes right across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay with a tunnel in the middle
One way of building and controlling the shoreline
But I prefer this method next door with dunes and sand fences
These groins, parallel with the beach and just out from low tide seem to work too.
Crossing over to Hampton. To the left is the bridge and then there is a tunnel section from the island
These pass over the tunnel. I was keen to get across before him.
Klaas is impressed with the ranger’s weaponry. Two guns is a bit different to what we are used to at home.
The ladies were impressed