Sunset at Sandbridge Beach
|It's sunset. It really doesn't matter what's going on: You stop and watch. On evenings with sunsets like these, the entire park focuses on just one thing, the magnificently painted skys. It's God's awesome wonder on display right in front of our eyes. Neither words, nor these pictures can even hint of the glory of being there.|
All of these photographs were taken from the patio just outside my RV. The QTH is Outdoor Resorts of Virginia Beach, an RV resort at Sandbridge Beach which is located at the southernmost extrimity of Virginia Beach, VA. This fragile 17 mile long stretch of sand connects Virginia to North Carolina's Outer Banks. At its narrowest, the sand separates the Atlantic Ocean from Back Bay by only a few hundred yards. At other points, the it's over half a mile from the Bay to the Ocean.
To get to North Carolina from my QTH, you can hike through two incredible parks. The first is Back Bay National Refuge. Paved roads exist only for the first mile into the park. After that you have to travel by foot, bicycle, or boat. Traveling south through Back Bay Refuge will bring you to False Cape State Park which belongs to the State of Virginia. It is interesting that this Virginia State Park is inaccessable from Virginia without going through a National Refuge. As you would expect, it is quite primitive and only a few hundred visitors make the hike through False Cape each year. But, for those who make the trip, they are rewarded with the sights and sounds of an incredible array of water fowl and other creatures. It's a nature lover's paradise with the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Back Bay on the west.
I consider it a privilege to be able to have a have a place so near to this much natural beauty. I have included these few pictures of the sunsets at Sandbridge to share just a captured moment in time of the magnificance of this place.