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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Narrows 2017

Right before the turn to Fort Story on this drizzly day we visited.  We stopped at the "Narrows" as it's called.

Included in the lynhaven river system is the" Narrows".   A narrow body of water connecting Linkhorn Bay and Broad Bay.  During colonial times the area may have connected to the Atlantic Ocean.
Captain John Smith explored and mapped the Chesapeake Bay in 1608.  He said Oysters lay thick as stones in the waterways.

Something I am reminded about while reading the information here - Oysters are like bi-valves that help keep the river system clean by filtering and processing contaminants.  
Storm water run-off containing yard fertilizer, animal waste and other contaminants have decimated the oyster population.
Not an oyster lover myself and now less so.

Happy Monday


  1. Lovely photos of the Narrows, Betsy. I agree about the oysters....Stay cool. ♥

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thank goodness for blogging so that we can see things and enjoy experiences from around the world from your armchair.

    1. I am so with you on that. I so enjoy reading and seeing what other bloggers have to share from where they live and visit .

  3. That is so pretty there, Betsy. Reminds me a little bit of Monterey in California..Happy Monday..xxoJudy

  4. Dearest Betsy,
    I'm with you for not being that much of an oyster lover!
    Love those photos and the history added to it, makes for a fascinating story.
    Sending you hugs and enjoy your summer.


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