Dad at the Beach
Abner's Crab House
Pics from Rod N Reel
Other Bay Pics
View From 301 Bridge
Colonial Beach 1
Colonial Beach 2
Kim and Dave
Liz & Kids
Mike and Tina
Greg and Cindy
Amy and Hannah
My Wheels and Room
||Because of the time of day,
this was the best shot I could
get. There was a Sold sign hanging just to
the left of the picture that looked like it
went with this house, but not
knowing for sure, I didn't want to
just go out back and shoot pictures.
|This huge place
is where Grace and Buddy's little cottage once stood.
||This is a shot of "the front"
(the Potomac side) of the beach
from the end of the Town pier. Believe it or not, I forgot to
get a picture of the entrance to the pier.
It's got a neat archway that says "Colonial Beach Town Pier", and has
bricks with the names of many of the people who made donations in order to
rebuild the beach.
|This view is up
the boardwalk of Colonial Beach. Those who knew the old beach will
notice the lack of little businesses along the boardwalk. In the
background, you can see the old Reno, now called something I don't
remember. In the foreground on the right is the entrance to the
fishing pier, where you board the commercial fishing and tour boats.
||Folks fishing from the pier.
In years past, you couuld catch
some really nice fish from here. Anymore I don't know....
looking upriver from the town pier. Obviously this is a favorite
resting place for the many seagulls found at
||And a downriver shot from the
same place as above (only without
the messy railing in the shot).
|There's Frank on
the Town Pier. Anything interesting
||This is a war memorial that has
stood here ever since I can remember. It's good that they finally
bricked up the small area on which it stands because it was getting worn
down almost to the point of being gone.
|This is a bit
further down the front towards "the point".
||This is Colonial Beach
Campground. During the summer, you often find tents all along this
stretch of beach, or at least you used to.
This also gives a good view of how they
rebuilt the beach using the break waters and trucked-in sand.
|Here's a pic
taken from the very tippy tip of Colonial Beach, a spot we've always
called "The Point". This is where the Colonial Beach Yacht Club is
located. (It's behind me in this shot.) It's high tide and as
you can see, there's a boat coming in towards Monroe Bay now.
||This is the middle of the
entrance to Monroe Bay. It seems calm
now, but there are some mean currents here.
Many people have drowned over the years right here, thinking that it's such
a short distance to the other side, they'd just swim it. Also
seems wider than it was years ago. Perhaps over the years, storms
have taken their toll on the shorelines.
|This is looking
from the point above up Monroe Creek.
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