Return to the Sea

Virginia Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay

Pier at Virginia Beach

In this Thanksgiving week episode of Walk in the Park TV, we go to the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay, to Hampton Roads, the Virginia Peninsula, and Virginia Beach. See the site of the Civil War battle between the ironclads Monitor and Merrimack, and where Blackbeard the pirate preyed upon colonial shipping. Find out about Christopher Newport and the founding of America’s earliest English settlements, and the destruction of the Kechoughtan Indians.

We stop by my childhood home in Hampton and take a look at where I attended until the third grade, George Wythe Elementary School, which leads us to Wythe’s 17th century home at Colonial Wiliamsburg;  while Martha Washington visits during the Revolution and where the Marquis de Lafayette celebrates the victory at Yorktown.

You can watch this episode online right here:

Or, if you live in the Ithaca, NY area and have a cable TV connection, you can see Walk in the Park during the next week on public access cable channel 13 according to the following schedule:

Thursday,  9:00 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day)

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday,    10:30 a.m.

Tuesday,    8:00 p.m.

It also is shown at other times as the station manager chooses.

See all my Walk in the Park TV episodes and short videos by clicking here.