Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grandview Nature Preserve, Hampton, VA

This afternoon some friends and I went to Grandview Nature Preserve in Hampton.
First, you walk down a mile long path to the beach. Then you come upon a small opening in the reeds where you reach the beach. Bru is heading through the pass!

Then you are on the beach! And you can find all kind of interesting things. Horseshoe crabs, sponges, mermaid purses...
Fishing nets that have washed up on the shore. We were looking for sea glass.
Sammy is gazing out at the water. He wasn't very helpful to find us any glass!

About halfway down the beach is a pile of rocks which used to be a light house hundreds of years ago. Many people ask to go to the light house to take photos--and then are a little disappointed at what is there to photograph!
You will often see fishing boats out in the Bay. Sammy and PG like to chase the sea foam along the waves.

Beautiful, sunny, windy day at Grandview Nature Preserve! Bright blue skies and white sand!
Wish you were here,
Sammy & PG

Friday, October 12, 2012

Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA

 From September 15th to May 15th, you can take dogs to the beach in Buckroe.
Buckroe Beach used to have an amusement park right by the beach. The French planted grape vines here--but I've never seen any sign of them.
There is a big shelter where they have music and movies during the summer. There are lots of smaller shelters, too, if you want to take a picnic lunch along.

Sammy and PG like walking on the boardwalk.
Sometimes taking them on the boardwalk is easier than taking them on the sand--as they sometimes find things to roll in on the beach. But they even managed to find a horseshoe crab shell on the boardwalk!

Wish you were here!
Sammy & PG