On Saturday morning, we drove out to Grandview Nature Preserve, near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It’s a 500+ acre fairly wild area, apparently well known for its plethora of birds. There’s a single trail that leads to the beach, which you can then walk up – you’re not supposed to walk into the dune area, to preserve the natural state of it.
When we were there, there had been rough seas for the past couple days, which in addition to the recent Tropical Storm [I forget which one], had washed up a lot of detritus on the shore – which made it all the more interesting to walk along…
Here are photos of some of the things we found, along with some highly technical terms: [PS – if anyone knows what the “grey blobs” are, please let me know… they were not jellyfish, but rather hard in a soft sort of way, like an old loaf of heavy bread]
Here are some of the birds:
And here are some other seashore-type photos:
And, finally, a couple taken along the path back from the beach:
A very lovely place to spend a morning, and really kind of wild considering how close it is to the giant strip mall that is Newport News / Hampton.