We drove north and crossed the Monitor Merrimac Bridge to York River State Park. It was our first visit. We'll definitely be back. There are 30 miles of hiking and biking trails along the scenic York River.
There was a bit of mischief at the Pamunkey Overlook (above) when Toby sniffed a little too close to the edge. We thought he was about to leap 20 feet to the Fossil Beach below. He looked down and had a quick change of heart. He did enjoy the beach when we hiked safely down to it.
|Scenes From The Trails|
We had more mischief while hiking to an observation tower over a riverine wetland. Toby was off-leash, as the trails were almost deserted. He ran into the woods, as he does to chase squirrels up the trees. He bounded into the woods like a small deer and soon disappeared from view. We could hear him charging around in the underbrush for several minutes (I was thinking, "what wild animal wouldn't be far away by now?). Nervously I thought of the trail's name - Bobcat Trail.
Then it got quiet.
Ted and I began calling Toby at the top of our lungs - but just as panic threatened, he came zooming back. I must say, he looked very pleased with his adventure.
Toby was leashed on that section of trail on the return trip.
|Riverine Wetland on the York River|
We rested on the observation deck until the chilly breeze drove us back into the sun, with visions of camping dancing in our heads...