24 December 2005



To get to Va Beach, one must traverse Norfolk. The map above shows where US-6O and I-64 cross the James River, and they enter the ocean View neighborhood on the little neck of land called Willoughby. Now that could be its own travelogue. But I'll just hit on my favorite spot in Norfolk: WILLOUGHBY SPIT

= = = This place was created by Hurricanes. = = =

this chart shows what happens if a storm surge hits this area. Strategically, the whole place could go away from a hurricane. Realistically it probably won't. But who knows. But many of the same arguments applied to New Orleans apply here. This place could flood on any given September. Its about 7 feet above sea level. Willoughby Spit took the longest to recover from Isabel in 2OO3.

The Origin of the Place:
1749 October 19 - Tremendous hurricane. A sand spit of 800 acres was washed up. and with the help of a hurricane in 1806 it became Willoughby Spit. The Bay rose 15 feet above normal.

Matthew 7:26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them,
will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:

Big Plus: I didnt have to use Wikipedia for my data, either.

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