Sunday, December 1, 2013

Legends Walk & Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA

Someone told me that a good place to take the dogs for a walk was the Legends Walk at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. It was a bright, sunny morning so I decided to check it out.
It turned out that this walk was about the same as walking from my front door to my van! Not much of a walk for two greyhounds! But if you want to go and check it out--it is at 13th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach. The pillars have plaques about great Virginians, past and present.

This same person who told me about the walk, told me that there was a plaque for Secretariat--but I didn't see that plaque.
One of the plaques is about Grace Sherwood, the Witch of Pungo. She was tried in 1706 and they determined her guilt by "ducking" her in water. Since she floated--she was guilty and then spent 8 years in jail. There is a Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. According to local residents, a strange moving light, said to be Sherwood's restless spirit, still appears each July over the spot in Witch Duck Bay where Sherwood was thrown into the water.
 So, since the Legends Walk was finished in about 15 minutes (Maybe the person that told me about this has a chihuahua--and it took them a long time to walk through?), we walked across the street to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is set up for the Holiday Lights at the Beach show. Lights across the boardwalk as well as out in the sand.
There is a fishing pier along the boardwalk but dogs are not allowed on it. Sammy and PG could only look longingly at it.
It would be neat to walk through the lights at night when they are lit. I think they do this once a season for a fundraiser--but we missed the date. I will have to keep it in mind for next year.

Wish you were here,
Sammy & PG

1 comment:

  1. Haven't been to Virginia Beach in years. I have fond memories of fishing off that pier as a kid. I think they should have let your kids on the pier.