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November 10, 2017

Along the Cape Henry Trail

     Last Saturday I took my bike to First Landing State Park in Virginia beach for a ride on the Cape Henry Trail. The trail is an old country road cutting across Cape Henry from the Chesapeake to the Atlantic. It runs through a diverse forest growing on a series of ridges formed from ancient sand dunes. In the low spots between the ridges, cypress swamps have formed where the trees are draped with Spanish moss. This ride is one of my favorites, and I try to do at least once a month. At the end of the trail I ride through oceanfront neighborhoods, head towards the boardwalk and the touristy area, and finally turn around at Rudee Inlet. 
First Landing State Park (10)

First Landing State Park (9)

First Landing State Park (8)

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First Landing State Park (12)

First Landing State Park (3)

First Landing State Park (4)

First Landing State Park Fungi (6)

First Landing State Park Fungi (5)

First Landing State Park Fungi (4)

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First Landing State Park Fungi (9)

Kite Surfer

King Neptune

Fake Plastic Tree

Rudee Inlet (1)

Rudee Inlet (2)

Rudee Inlet (4)

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4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place! And those fungi are incredible!

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  2. The forest pictures are stunning, and the fungi series is adorable.
    I remember your previous 2015 post showing the demolition of the "new" Cavalier. Is the new construction completed?

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  3. Quite an interesting assortment of mushrooms.

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  4. That is an amazing change of scenery in one bike ride. An amazing variety of mushrooms, the forest, the sea. But the plastic astroturf Christmas tree--oh, dear!

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