You Found Me, I'm glad! 12/25

Ok, so here I am back in Virginia where it all started. This time down on the tip of the Eastern Shore, which I've always found to be the more interesting area of the Shore. Good memories of the Cape Charles/Kiptopeake area.

I'm just a couple of miles from one of my favorite places, Kiptopeake Landing (my pic above) which, when I was a kid, was the location of the Kiptopeake to Little Creek Ferry. The history of the ferry is easily found on the web so I won't go into that. This area of the Shore is a little over 3 miles wide with the Cheseapeake Bay on the West side and the Atlantic on the East with a barried bay in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Shore. See Image & See Image

(Click the Other Stuff button on the left to see a beautiful video of the concrete ships at Kiptopeake Landing.)

I am currently in the process of fixing up a home in Townsend, Va. prounced Towns End, which is a perfect description of the towns location. Today is Christmas and I hope to be here the 2nd or 3rd. of January. I have my work cut out for me but I'm looking forward to "another" new beginning. This will be the last one I'm sure of that. I've got a lot of work to do and things to sort out.

Two state nature area preserves are very close including the Old Ferry Landing; Mogfey Bay State Natureal Area Preserve and Virginia Wildlife Management Area. From what I've gathered the fishing in this area is a big draw to sports fishermen at certain times of the year. I haven't dropped a line in the water for many a year but I sure will now!

My goal here to turn this littler fixer upper into a showplace so it ends up on the "Garden Tour" in a couple of years. ;-)

I'm going to attempt to document the work done on the "fixer upper" and you will see images here on my FB page. Here!

So if you are ever in the area drop by and say hi! I'm less than a mile off of 13/Lankford Hwy. 28444 Seaside Road. Hard to miss!

Billy Barton 214-766-5819

bart@billybarton.com