Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a stretch of land hardly recognized for it’s true beauty. It sees hundreds of thousands of people per day that hardly see it for anything more than 13 north and south. Travelers from New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland heading to Virginia Beach or those heading up to New York use this route to avoid the heavily traffic’d 95 corridor. Those travelers probably remember the eastern shore most of all for the smell of chickens. I feel sorry for those people, stuck in their 4 wheeled boxes not able to see anything beyond the wall of trees on either side of the road. They aren’t able to see what we see, nor can they probably even imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it is.
Last weekend a few friends and myself set out for a mini paramotor fly in to explore the eastern shore. We flew mid day riding thermals up to get to either coast, only 6 miles apart. The west coast of the Eastern shore is filled with small vacation homes south of the Exmore area where people are all out enjoying the water. Heading towards the east side though is an amazing topography of canals, marsh, wildlife and just plain gorgeous landscape. There are abandoned houses stuck miles out in the marsh that are hundreds of years old, just waiting to be explored. It is a truly wonderful place to see from the air. I hope you enjoy the video and are able to capture some of the beauty of the Eastern Shore in this video.