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.
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.
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.
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.
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
From what you show us, definitely worth visiting!
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.
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.
You can tell by the town sign that the town will be quaint.
You are so right! And when I stopped to take that photo, I was wishing the handwritten signs weren’t there.
Looks like a beautiful tranquil place to connect with nature and slow down a little 🙂
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.
So very pretty Laurie. 🙂
It is indeed. It’s so different from the mountains where I live … yet in some ways, a not too different culture.
I could live there 🙂
I’ve thought the same! Small enough for the local small businesses to survive without having the big chains to compete with, yet within a couple hours of a metropolitan area.
As long as there is beer and pizza, and somewhere warm and dry to sleep 🙂 Oh yes and books, I need them too..
Oh absolutely books!!! Can’t live without them
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.
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 🙂
beautiful pictures and looks like a very cool place 🙂
Beautiful! Another location to add to my ever-growing list of places to visit one day…. 🙂
Such beautiful photos Laurie, definitely a place I’d love to visit one day. 🙂