Gwynn’s Island

Gwynn’s Island is an island located in the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.  Just drive over this drawbridge and you are there.

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Hopefully, you’ve seen my post Fresh From the Bay.  This small community lives and loves the marine life.  I’ve included this photo (credit the Gwynn’s Island Museum) because it offers such a great view of the island.

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The Chesapeake Bay is a fragile economy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay, has a mission to reduce pollution, improve fisheries, and to protect and restore natural resources such as wetlands, forests, and underwater grasses.

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Before heading off to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and to Delaware, I wanted to share a few more images from 3 lovely days on this Island.

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I hope you’ll find time to visit the Middle Peninsula someday … it really is worth the trip!

(You may be wondering why some of these images are watermarked and others are not … just a little Lightroom trouble today)

Next Up:  The Eastern Shore and Delaware

19 thoughts on “Gwynn’s Island

    • My photos don’t do it justice. Do you ever have days that no matter what you shoot, the images just don’t turn out?
      Either way, it was a wonderful “Part 1” of my vacation.

  1. That looks like such a beautiful spot, despite your grey skies! The bridge alone is really pretty 🙂 I note the adirondack chairs becoming a recurring theme – is this the one with the shell? It’s always good to hear that local authorities are taking care with environments.

    • You are so right about the Adirondack Chairs being a common theme, but not the same as the one with the shell.
      And yes … the Bay, like many places, had really suffered before folks started to realize the danger it was in. It is still fragile, but in recovery.

    • I think you’d like it, Seonaid … but it is a very tiny place.
      I’d be up and out early, and sitting on those rocks by the water. So peaceful, so relaxing.

  2. What a beautiful area! A year or so ago my husband and I took a tour boat that went out into the Chesapeake that was operated by an old-time oysterman (Is that a word?). It was really interesting to hear all of his stories.

  3. What a beautiful place to stay for a couple of days to recharge your batteries. I have decided the next time I take a vacation, or a trip I’m hiring you to document and post it 🙂

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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