"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 26, 2011

July 25 - Yorktown, VA

Day 129 - Colonial Williamsburg
Riverwalk Landing

The National Park service runs a free Historic Triangle Shuttle between Yorktown, Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. It runs through a beautiful wooded area, giving you a view of the James and York Rivers and a little history of the sites you will see in each town. We took the shuttle from Yorktown Victory Center to Williamsburg and spent the morning walking through century old buildings, seeing places where history took place...walking streets where people like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry have walked. It truly brings history to life. We had a nice lunch at The Trellis Restaurant and then rode the shuttle to Jamestown. We didn't realize there really isn't anything in Jamestown if you don't want to see the living history museum or archeology park at the original site of Jamestown. We enjoyed seeing the visitor center and then took the shuttle back to Yorktown.

This evening was the third night in a row we had a thunderstorm role through. We really can't complain about the timing...it doesn't ruin our daily activities and it cools the boat down for the night. This front should keep the temperatures in a more comfortable range for the next few days.

Looking at the Governor's Palace from the Palace Green
The Governor's Palace was the home of five Royal Lieutenant-Governors, two Royal Governors and the first two Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
One of the cute little shops in Colonial Williamsburg
The Courthouse
Drum and Fife Corps
Another cute store
Part of Duke of Gloucester Street
 

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