Let’s see…I think you are now up to Tuesday (our 10th anniversary) on your virtual vacation with C & I as we explore Virginia Beach a little more thoroughly. Since we were on the East Coast and our hotel room faced the beach, we had an amazing view of the sunrise over the ocean. There was also a little action on the beach before the sun came up. The work crew use big John Deere tractors to smooth out the sand and vacuum up any debris that is on the beach.
No wonder I couldn’t find any good shells! Anyway, here comes the sun! Just sit back and enjoy the view.
The colors were just breathtaking!
All of the above photos were taken between 4:30 and 5:00am so needless to say we went back to sleep for awhile after that. We spent some time on the beach that morning and decided to go the Virginia Aquarium that afternoon. The aquarium and aviary were enjoyable, but we agreed that the one in Gatlinburg is just as good. Don’t go to Virginia Beach just for the Aquarium. Go for the beach!!!
This is a salt marsh which is where the ocean’s salt water meets the river’s fresh water. I learned this fact from a handy-dandy info sign on the pier, but I also learned that salt marshes stink!!! The smell was bad.
Since this was our anniversary, we ate at two really good restaurants that are next door to each other and owned by the same people. I am going to tease you with that information for a little while, because I think the food and restaurants need their own post. Come back next Thursday for our continuing adventure. The trip just got better and better.