Cape Henry - March 11, 2001

My camera was still in a manual mode when I arrived at Cape Henry, and the first several pictures were badly overexposed. Some were thrown out completely, others were kept only in reduced sizes. Fortunately I noticed the problem when up in the old lighthouse.

This is supposed to be the sign and the old lighthouse. Oh well.

Overexposed, but readable. [800x600][1600x1200]

The view from the base of the lighthouse, just barely visible.

The camera's exposure was fixed when I reached the top of the old lighthouse. And here we are. This is the view looking South and East. My car is near the bottom center in the parking lot across the street. [800x600][1600x1200]

The view of the "new" lighthouse from the top of the old one. I believe the new one was completed in 1881. [800x600][1600x1200]

A view South, looking at the buildings of Virginia Beach in the distant center. [800x600][1600x1200]

Looking North at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. In the large version, you can pick out a submarine heading out to sea. [800x600][1600x1200]

Similar view. Here, in the large versions you may be able to pick out the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. [800x600][1600x1200]

A zoomed view, with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel's visitor center (at the south exit of the southern tunnel) visible. [800x600][1600x1200]

Zooming in on that submarine. [800x600][1600x1200]

Looking out over the Atlantic. [800x600][1600x1200]

This is not the easiest lighthouse to get into. The small hole you see is at the top of the lighthouse, where the second of two ladders is used when it gets too narrow for the winding staircase. [800x600][1600x1200]

The new lighthouse and Coast Guard buildings, with that submarine visible in the Atlantic, particularly in the larger versions. [800x600][1600x1200]

One of those ladders I was talking about. [800x600][1600x1200]

And the winding staircase. [800x600][1600x1200]

The saltiest and dirtiest car in the South. This happens when you start your trip in a snowstorm and can't find a car wash. [800x600][1600x1200]

The area near the lighthouses also has some historic markers and monuments. [800x600][1600x1200]

And we can see both lighthouses. [800x600][1600x1200]

Monument, enscription below. [800x600][1600x1200]

The enscription on the above monument.

Statue of deGrasse, plaque enscription below. [800x600][1600x1200]

The enscription for the statue above. [800x600][1600x1200]
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