Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sky Watch Friday March 21

I am cheating a bit for this week's Sky Watch Friday Last summer I did a post with these photos and since they turned out so well I am repeating it for this week.
The first one you are looking at is The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach Virginia.


The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is maintained by the APVA and is a National Historic Landmark, serving as the official symbol for the City of Virginia Beach.



It started to crack in 1870 and was replaced with the new Cape Henry Lighthouse only 357 feet away, which is an active aid to navigation and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.




In the same area is the First Landing Cross





Upon touching the shore of the New World on April 26, 1607 (13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock) the first permanent English settlers from the London Company set up a cross on the newly named Cape Henry shore in gratitude to God and to affirm England's claim to the site. These settlers later traveled up the James River to Jamestown. Each year a pilgrimage is organized by the Order of Cape Henry to celebrate this milestone. The present-day granite cross was erected in 1935 and is a national landmark.



I love living in this area and being able to visit the beach. It is so peaceful to look out and see water everywhere


While we were there a ship sailed past heading towards open water. If you look closely just beside the ship you can see the Chesapeake Bay Bridge leading to the eastern shore and on up into Maryland.



I hope you enjoyed my post this week. Be sure and stop by Tom's Blog for more Sky Watch Friday Photos

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26 Comments:

Blogger dot said...

Great pictures! I don't see many light houses so they are really interesting to me. Those two are beauties!

March 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Dottie said...

Love the photos! I too don't get to see lighthouses much, or the ocean waters. Beautiful.

March 20, 2008 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger John said...

Great pictures, nice swf post.

March 20, 2008 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful lighthouses. I like your work. Beautiful skies!

March 20, 2008 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

I moved back to my West Virginia roots from Tidewater (Chesapeake) last summer - your wonderful pictures are flooding my head with memories!
Easter Blessings!

March 20, 2008 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger ellen b. said...

Beautiful shots and scenery. have a wonderful Easter!

March 20, 2008 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

What gorgeous shots! I've been to Cape Cod but have always wanted to see the beaches of Virginia. One day I will and will go to see these spots. Appreciated the bit of history lesson, too. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. :D

March 20, 2008 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Wondeful area, pleasant to live!

Luiz

March 21, 2008 at 12:55 AM  
OpenID byrningbunny said...

I was struck by the fact that there were no clouds in any of the shots!

Loved the added history.

March 21, 2008 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Lilli & Nevada said...

We don't get to the coast often but love to go see the light houses
Great history on this

March 21, 2008 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger Barrie said...

There's something about lighthouses...

Great photos!

March 21, 2008 at 3:47 AM  
Blogger quintarantino said...

That's a great lighthouse ... and the beach seemed so peacefull.

Well done. Lot´s of info also.

Easter Greetings.

March 21, 2008 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photographs.
Have a nice holiday weekend.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville

March 21, 2008 at 5:06 AM  
Blogger Daniel J Santos said...

excellent post, beautiful photos, information, well done.

March 21, 2008 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Patty
I so glad you did repost these.. Light houses are a great subject to capture... I don't see any where I walk and go.. so this pleases me a lot. A very nice set of Sky Watch pictures for sure.

Have a great weekend
catch up again soon
Tom

March 21, 2008 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger happyone said...

Great photos - all of them.

March 21, 2008 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures. The lighthouses are great.

Enjoy your Easter weekend.

March 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Travis said...

They are all very nice photos. I always enjoy lighthouses. Thanks for sharing them again.

March 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Nydia said...

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Hello, Autumn. Above is Lucas' words on your lighthouse, he demanded to type! LOL Cool photos in beautiful places! Thanks for your Mabon wishes! :) Kisses from Nydia.
lucas

March 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Daryl E said...

Nice!

March 21, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Petunia said...

Wonderful SWF post!
Happy Easter!

March 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

AHHHH! Summer! It will be summer again, won't it?

March 21, 2008 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic post! Great photos!

Happy Easter.

March 21, 2008 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Carole said...

The beach! So relaxing to look at.

March 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Berit said...

Many beautiful photo!!

Happy Easter.

March 21, 2008 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Andrée said...

I lived there for a year and never visited those sites. I was too young then to know better. So I am doubly glad that you posted this to teach me. thank you.

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March 25, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

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