Originally Posted by FollowingCs
Thanks for the link. Are you talking about Tidewater, VA, or is there an area called Tidewater? I'm not familiar with the Chesapeake yet.
The Tidewater area is also called Hampton Roads
. The city of Hampton thinks that is spiffy. The rest, not so much. Tidewater runs from about Yorktown and Jamestown (flanking the two broad rivers, of the York and James). The city of Williamsburg is somewhat between making up what is called the historic triangle.
Further down the peninsula lay Hampton, and Newport
News (named for Captain
Newport). Then across the confluence of those two rivers and intersecting, more or less, is the Elizabeth river that separates Norfolk from Portsmouth. Norfolk is mile marker zero for the Intracoastal Waterway (also known as the great ditch) that goes all the way down to Florida
The Elizabeth river runs all the way up to the city of Chesapeake. Around the corner from Norfolk is the southern side of the Chesapeake Bay
. Wrapping around is the city of Virginia Beach that also shoulders the Atlantic Ocean
In all, Tidewater is a phenomenal area for sailing as well as many other recreational aspects; especially for those with a love of American History