Charming Cape Charles rant, bar and deck were bustling with families enjoying a night of live music. S u n s e t B e ac h R e s or t b o a s t s about its southern hospitality and fa mous sunset s, a nd t hey have both. We wove through the music crowd and down the steps to the beach. Families and couples had staked out spots to watch the amazing sunset over the glimmering Chesapeake Bay. Cameras and cel lphones were poised to ta ke award-winning shots of the golden yellow, orange, fuchsia, and purple sun as it slipped below the horizon to applause from the crowd. We slept well, and the next day headed first to the U.S. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Information Center, across the street from the Resort, before touring Cape Charles. While chatting with Refuge volunteer John Griffith we learned that his family has always lived in Cape Charles and that he can trace his ancestors back to 1684. He told us some of the history of Cape Charles. In the 1880s, well before the CBBT was constructed, railroads brought people and products from New York and Philadelphia to be shipped on passenger ferries and freight barges from Cape Charles to Norfolk. He also talked about the World War II concrete Liberty Ships
“Little Chicken House” by Ken DeWaard
Original artworks by Hiu Lai Chong, Ken DeWaard, Betty Huang and sculpture by Rick Casali. Featuring guest artists Richard Sneary & Beth Bathe First Friday Gallery Reception October 6, 5-8 p.m.
“Way to the Bay” by Hiu Lai Chong
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Tidewater Times October 2017