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A Pretty Day at Cape Henry (large files)

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:03 pm


As we were returning home yesterday from our "mini" vacation visiting family, we took a shot detour and stopped in to see the lighthouses at Cape Henry. After a thorough search of the car by the military personnel (those that have been through it know what it is like), we drove over and started photographing the lights. We also went out to the beach for some photos and I will share them here.

This shot is one of the locals out enjoying the bright, sunny day. While we startled this particular local, and he/she couldn't find a hole to hide in, we were able to get several photos of him/her. There are a couple more that Christina took with the film camera and I am anxiously awaiting to see how they came out.

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If you have visited the Cape before and walked along the beach, you know that there are a number of piles of large rocks & boulders along the shoreline. I was looking for some photos that would make good backgrounds for my laptop, which inspired this photo. There was also a lot of ship traffic yesterday, so it helped to make the photo a little more interesting.

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I have others I will post, and the lighthouses will have there own thread, but I hope that you enjoy these for starters.
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Postby vacastle » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:03 pm


Stephen, nice photos!

What a great day yesterday to have been roaming the beach at Cape Henry. Georgeous weather.

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Postby TWolfe » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:22 pm


I like the crab photo!
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Postby Hersh » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:52 pm


That local would look great in a sandwich... 8O

I toyed around with those rock piles too, Stephen, but not for very long. I did get a couple shots of an Arleigh Burke class guided missle destroyer passing by.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:47 am


I'm not wild about the though of eating something I just saw alive, but if you could have caught this one as he ran off, you should be a sprinter for the US Olympic team. Man was he fast!

I was hoping that a naval ship would come by while we were out there or up in the lantern room of the old tower, but with no luck. Lots of shipping traffic though. We saw a baot docked almost exactly like that one in Portsomouth. Can you tell from your photos if that destroyer has a number "15" on the port side of the bow?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:44 am


Since these were taken from the beach as well, I though it best to post them here.

Here are the two towers together, from atop on of the dunes.

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This one shows both towers as they rise up over the dunes.

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Postby buster » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:26 am


Another set of great shots :)
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Postby Hersh » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:11 pm


There's too much haze to see the number on the ship, even in my large file Stephen. I looked through my shots from the Norfolk Navy yard and I don't see it there either. You have a friend on that ship?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:43 pm


No, but we saw one docked in Portsmouth on our way home that looked just like that one you posted. I thought by chance it may be the same ship.
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Postby Hersh » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:26 pm


We saw 4 or 5 ships of that same class on our Navy yard cruise, they have a bunch of 'em!!
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:59 am


Tell the truth, Stephen ... you posed that crab! :wink: Seriously ... nice array of shots ... especially the two-shot from the dunes .... a different perspective then we usually see when the two are coupled.

...and Mike, what did Gary charge for use of his gull? And, since he moved East, did he give you first dibs on custody?
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Postby COTA » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:34 am


Stephen,
I like the dune shots as well. Thanks for sharing!
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