Monday, April 5, 2021

E - E is for Eastern Shore of Virginia

 We are participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge again this year. The theme for this year is our Favourite Travel Spots in North America. Join us throughout the month of April as we revisit some of our favourite travel spots. No boarding pass, visa or passport needed!

The locations we feature are all places we have visited and the photos are ones taken by myself or Amanda (or possibly one of our family members) 

If you missed some our our previous tour stops you can click here to see them

Yesterday we spent some time in Washington DC. Today we head to the Eastern shore of Virginia. The Eastern shore is a long peninsula on the eastern side of Virginia. It has a bunch of small towns some by the Chesapeake Bay and others near the Atlantic Ocean. It truly is a hidden gem and there i plenty to see ando.

This is a WWII bunker that was built to help protect the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay.

Another view of the Bunker

This marsh is just a short stroll from the bunker. It is home to many species of fish and birds.

Bandit enjoying the day out. He gives this trip his paw of approval.

About 20 minutes from the bunker is the bayside town of Cape Charles. It is a charming little town. This is a view of the beach there.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel used to have an area where you could get out and take a stroll and watch ships pass by. It is currently closed as they are building new tunnels.

More Info: Eastern Shore tourism website Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Center. Trails and WWII Bunker Cape Charles tourism website

How to get there: 
Car: Route US13 is the main highway that traverses the Eastern Shore
Air:  Norfolk (ORF) is the closest airport and is about a 45 minute drive to the locations mentioned here. Newport News Airport (PHF) is the next closest airport an is about a 90 minute drive
Train: Amtrak has a stop in Norfolk which is a 45-60 minute drive from the Eastern Shore.

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Have you ever been to the Eastern shore?
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  1. Hari OM
    ooooh ships... I can watch ships all the way to the horizon! YAM xx

  2. In the 7 years I lived in Virginia, only once did I cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and visit the Eastern Shore. I wish I'd done it more. It was a lovely day out.

  3. There's another place I don't think I've been. Maybe. But, if I was I was 13 and didn't pay attention to our drive from the east coast to CA. We'd been gone a year, and I just wanted to be back home!


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