We had a blast “working” on the Lynnhaven this morning taking out Erik Mathes from The Daily Meal, David Hammond with the Chicago Sun-Times, Alex Palmer of the New York Daily News, Troy Alexander of Details.com & Allston McCrady from The Local Palate.
We were able to show off the northern area of the Lynnhaven, briefly share what’s happening at Pleasure House Point Natural Area and CBF’s Brock Center. Talked about the critical work Lynnhaven River NOW has accomplished yet how fragile the Lynnhaven still is. Explained our spat socks, the recycling of our shells into an oyster reef which we couldn’t see because of high tide, how we hand tumble our oysters and why.
We told a bit of the history of the area from the First Landing to the first “bar” in the New World – The Pleasure House.
We saw Great White Herons, gulls, Skimmers, red bearded sponges & more.
Of course we sampled Pleasure House Oysters and wild Lynnhaven oysters too. It seems everyone was as impressed with them as we are.
We can’t wait until you can all return for a longer trip on the Lynnhaven & get to enjoy many more Lynnhaven’s best on the half shell!
Thanks to Richard Lewis & Danielle Emerson from Virginia State Tourism, Kari Journigan & Destiny Gensemer from BCF & Jessica Kraft with the Virginia Beach CVB for helping to make this happen.
We’re truly humbled you selected us to show off the best of the Lynnhaven.