When we retired and moved from the Shenandoah Valley to Virginia Beach in 2020, we just had to be near the water. Nickie’s family actually had a cottage on the oceanfront before all the hotels replaced them. And both of us had such an interest in history and environmentalism that the opportunity to be on the coast made so much sense.
The Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum seemed to call out to us, so we became active volunteers there, helping plan exhibits, conduct tours and promote the former Seatack Life-Saving Station, built in 1903 and then eventually moved to its current location adjacent to the 24th Street Park. Then we learned about the offshore wind project Dominion Energy intends to build 27 miles out in the Atlantic. We hopped rides on head boats out of Rudee Inlet to see the two pilot towers, and naturally we became WINDSday Warriors, eager to help raise interest in this amazing effort.
We have now added researcher and author, signing on to provide regular content for this illustrious weekly newsletter under the heading, “The Power of Wind.”
Here’s our first offering.