So, stop #1 was Thousand Trails in Goucester, VA just to spend the night. When I arrived it was already dark. The dawn brought with it a gloriously foggy lake! I packed up Van-Go and drove close to the lake and parked temporarily in a vacant site. There were lounge chairs so I got comfy and watched my surroundings transform for over an hour.
|Crossing the Potomac River at dusk|
|Visibility when I first arrived|
|Island begins to appear|
|Island with trees and houses|
Once my eyes were content with such a sweet expression of nature's magic, I leaned back on the chair and lowered my eyelids to allow the experience to be absorbed within me. After several minutes of stillness, I did my breathing exercises and was just about to open my eyes, when I heard the most magnificent sound...the call of a bald eagle! I glanced upward immediately and there, soaring along the tree line, was a mature eagle in all its white-feathered glory!!! What a spectacular sight! My gaze was fixed on its graceful movements as it played awhile with the breeze before perching on a tall tree. From where I was, its head and tail looked like 2 cotton balls mounted on the newly visible azure sky. "Oh, what a beautiful morning...oh what a beautiful day....."