Thanksgiving weekend we had a beautiful afternoon and Jess and I went exploring in the James River Park system. We started at the south end of the Potterfield Bridge, went east along the flood wall, then to the slave trail before backtracking to the Manchester Bridge and through part of the city back to Brown’s Island and the Potterfield Bridge back to the car. It was a long hike, but it was cool to see parts of the river we’ve not seen before. We were really surprised by all of the development east of The Boat House along the Capital Trail. We’ll have to do this again when the river level is lower and we can do the pipeline walk.
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In and around the James River in Virginia.
Last night in Richmond was the grand illumination and the opening of the new Tyler Potterfield Bridge connecting Brown’s Island to the Manchester Flood Wall on the other side of the river. I got out there first thing in the morning to check it out and ended up doing a loop over and around Bell Isle. It’s a nice bridge and it has many more incredible views of the city and the river.
This afternoon the James River crested around 15 feet according to the Westham gauge. The last time the water was up past this level was January of last year where it crested around 18 feet. Here are some scenes from Pony Pasture Rapids Park and Riverside drive earlier this afternoon.
Took a few friends out on the boat Wednesday evening. Here’s a short video of mostly Keith and Kevin in and out of the tree.