I realize that I have gotten off on tangents so now and then, on soap boxes and talked about global warming, training, course development, environmental issues, ecology, stormwater, and even sailing. I should pare down my labels (or subject list), but I guess that's must be my way of showing off. I have made an effort of hiding all the key words (labels) that I've only used once.
Oh well, back the the subject of today's blog: The Northern Neck! (Yes, I wrote about it before in this blog post). The Northern Neck is the northern most peninsula that jots out of the mainland of Virginia. Going from south to north we have: "the Peninsula, where we live; the Middle Peninsula; and the Northern Neck. The Northern Neck has the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock River to the south and the Chesapeake Bay to the east.
|View of the Rappahannock River from Belle Isle State Park.|
|Hiking along the shoreline of the park looking over the Rappahannock|
This Sunday we spent an afternoon hiking some of the trails with the dogs, and just exploring. Belle Isle is relatively new in the state park system and yet has to mature. Never the less it is a nice place to hang out. A great place to walk (it is flat), to kayak/canoe, it has a boat launch, it has a pick-nick area and even a sandy beach. Note that the water is salty. Hopefully the captions on the photos explain things a bit more. Go visit and enjoy.
|A creek that you cross going from the mainland on to the island|
|Another creek crossing going on to the island|
|A view of the Rappahannock from the Island|