Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best River Town

Richmond, Virginia- where we now live- was built on the James River at the fall line where the Piedmont Plateau drops to the Coastal Plain. It is navigable up to the downtown area and beyond is strewn with boulders and rushing waters and in some places Class V rapids. In October Richmond was awarded "The Best River Town in America" by Outside Magazine. The article is worth a read.

I went across the river yesterday afternoon, along the skywalk to Belle Isle. The sun was going down and it was quite warm. I will go back again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Curt-
    Glad things are going well. Have you read the Andersonville Diary of John Ransom? Available free through Google. He was originally imprisoned on Belle Isle before being moved to Richmond then Andersonville. It is a great read and surprisingly upbeat, considering.
    Have a nice holiday. We are up at our Tennessee place right now.
    Michael Burwell