In spite of being plagued by mechanical trouble with their van, the girls at First Landing have been working hard and playing hard.
Like the boys at Twin Lakes, this crew will be working at another park in addition to First Landing. Unlike the boys though, they will actually move their belongings to False Cape. False Cape is in Virginia Beach too but a world away. The park forms the southernmost point in Virginia, south of Sandbridge and through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Vehicular access is restricted due to the sensitive habitat of the refuge. Since this is not migratory season, the van will be able to drive through the interior trails but during several months the beach is the only route.
Some residents in North Carolina still hold passes permitting them access through the park and refuge. This access was granted when the area was first closed off and based on land ownership at that time. They were “grandfathered” access and can’t transfer it or pass it on after death. My sister married one of the pass holders so she will often drive from their house near Corrolla Light to Virginia Beach.
The beach the girls will find at False Cape will be a lot different than what they have experienced this week at First Landing. I’m hoping Amanda, their photographer, gets some great nature shots.
False Cape is remote. Once the girls head down there they will probably only leave Tuesday to meet Gaston and I for dinner in Sandbridge. The park will have some extra activity this coming month. A production company will be filming a Dubai survivor-like show featuring teens from around the world. Great partnership with the Virginia Film Office. They will be constructing the set and doing pre-production while the girls are in the park next week.
My favorite shots so far in this group are the sunset pix as well as the shots when the girls learned the finer points of eating the blue crab. Yum. Wish I had been there but I don’t think they caught enough crabs to get enough to eat!
Can’t wait to see the girls again on Tuesday.