I find great peace and solitude watching sunsets over the water. In our region of Hampton Roads, Virginia we are surrounded by water from rivers , to lakes, to inlets, to the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Water brings a sense of calm to the soul. Whether it is seeing the stillness of a lake or the crashing waves of the ocean it puts one with nature. I try to find new places in our region to “watch sunsets” and the Chesapeake Bay is on the list of favorites.
The Chesapeake Bay brings a myriad of opportunities to watch the sunset especially as ships and boats are coming into port. I captured this sailboat coming in as the sun was setting. I have a love of sailing as it is you, the boat and the wind determining if and where you will sail. At the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is often filled with sailboats, fishing charters, shrimp boats, Navy Ships & Cargo Ships coming into port so there is always a sight to be seen finding your favorite place to “take in the view”.
Fun fact from Chesapeakebay.net: ” The Chesapeake Bay is about 200 miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Norfolk, Virginia. The Bay’s width varies from its narrowest point (3.4 miles across near Aberdeen, Maryland) to its widest point (35 miles across near the mouth of the Potomac River).The Chesapeake Bay – the largest estuary in the United States – is an incredibly complex ecosystem that includes important habitats and food webs. The Bay and its rivers, wetlands and forests provide homes, food and protection for diverse groups of animals and plants. Fish of all types and sizes either live in the Bay and its tributaries year-round or visit its waters as they migrate along the East Coast. The Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, Named for its large head and powerful jaw, the loggerhead turtle visits the Chesapeake Bay from May to November to forage and will nest on nearby barrier islands. To learn a little more about the Chesapeake Bay: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/
With so much to do and see along the Chesapeake Bay, find your local best viewing spot like I did in Hampton and “enjoy the view”.